In a recent media interaction, director Sandeep Modi revealed that Anil Kapoor named his character in his recent web series The Night Manager. Kapoor plays the role of Shelly Rungta, the antagonist in the series.
"We cast Anil Kapoor as Shelly Rungta. By the way, the name Rungta came from him. It was called something else earlier," said Modi.
"He gave the last name Rungta. He thought it had to be a very Indian last name not very generic. Something which has power. Rungta is actually a marwari businessman with charm and everything," he concluded.
The web series is a Hindi adaptation of John le Carre's novel 'The Night Manager'. Created and directed by Modi, the show features Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Tillotama Shome, Saswata Chatterjee, Ravi Behl, and others. The show is streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.