Snehal Daabbi has been a part of films for more than a decade now. He is known for his some memorable performances in films like Satya (1998), Mast (1999), Hera Pheri (2000), Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001), Deewane Huye Paagal (2005), Welcome (2007), A Wednesday (2008), etc. However, after Welcome Back (2015), he disappeared from Bollywood films.
In an exclusive interview with Bollywood Hungama, Snehal Daabbi revealed that he’s playing a hardcore villain in Bachchan Pandey. He also said, “I came back before the lockdown to work in Bachchan Pandey. Akshay Kumar asked me the do the role. Even before, he had called me and offered roles in films like Gabbar Is Back (2015). But I couldn’t take it as I was already in London. Then one day he called to offer me, Bachchan Pandey. He straight away asked me, ‘Tu mere saath kaam nahi karna chahta kya?’ I told him, ‘Arre nahi, aisa nahi hai’. He told me, ‘Kar lo yeh role. Sajid bhai ki film hai’.”
Snehal Daabbi also praised Sajid Nadiadwala, He said, “Sajid Nadiadwala is a very nice person. Doosre producer ke saath kaam karu ya na karu but unke saath toh zaroor karunga. He treats actors well and his productions are well arranged.”
He also confessed that working with Akshay Kumar is always fun. He said, “Akki aur meri achchi tuning jam gayi hai. Hum dono achche se khel lete hai. Even today, the way he’ll look at me, I’ll understand ki iske dimaag mein kya chal raha hai. And his sense of humour is too good. Aur kya hai na, duniya ka paani piya hai unhone. Ek hote hai log who are born with a golden spoon. And then some have travelled a lot and have come across interesting and eccentric characters. Woh aaj kal ke logon mein nahi hai. Jaggu dada (Jackie Shroff) ne jo dekha hai, who Tiger Shroff mein nahi milega”
Talking about Bachchan Pandey, Snehal Daabbi confirmed that shooting Bachchan Pandey with Akshay Kumar was a lot of fun. “2-3 mahine tak ek hi chehre dekh ke pak jaate ho aap. But with him, it’s always fun. When we are free, we play cricket. So it feels like a picnic,” he said.