"When I heard the script, I loved it and found it really interesting as well as challenging at the same time. It's going to be an exciting journey shooting for the same," Gulshan said in a statement.
"I have watched his work and really admire him for the authenticity he lends to every character he plays. He is a phenomenal actor and has been a big inspiration for me," he added.
Gulshan especially remembers watching "Satya" and Manoj's performance as Bhiku Mhatre gave him hope.
"I started to believe that I too can succeed as a professional actor. I'm really glad and excited to have the opportunity of working with him. He is one of the most important actors of the last 25 years, a pioneer, a legend," Gulshan opined.
(With inputs from agencies.)