Okay, first things first! Pahlaj Nihalani has completely lost the plot! He’s off his freaking rocker, batshit crazy if he thinks, for even a second, that Manoj Bajpayee is a “spent force”. I mean, come the fuck ON!
There are only two kinds of people who could ever think such a thing. Those that’ve been living under a rock these past 20 years or so and those that live in rubber rooms!
That Manoj Bajpayee is a brilliant actor is an undeniable fact, and there isn’t a sensible person on the planet who could dispute that fact!
Pahlaj Nihalani seems to me to be some kind of attention whore who’s gotten a taste of the limelight with the ‘Udta Punjab’ controversy, and now he’ll do anything, and I mean anything at all, to keep the spotlight facing his way. Now he’s gone and said something insipid about Manoj Bajpayee’s career never having taken off! And then Nihalanai claims he said no such thing and that Bajpayee is using his name to promote his next, ‘Budhia Singh’.
Here’s what Bajpayee’s Twitter page has to say about that,
Manoj Bajpayee has spent most part of his career redefining what it mean to be a Bollywood “hero”, and he continues to do exactly that with every role he takes on. Be it as Bhiku Mhatre in ‘Satya’, or Sardar Khan in the ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ movies, or as Professor Siras in ‘Algarh’, Manoj Bajpayee is a force to be reckoned with! So, STFU, Pahlaj Nihalani!