Time and again actors have opened up about the downfall of their stardom and the behavior of the industry towards them during their bad times. Actor Manoj Bajpayee has opened up about the hypocrisy he faced in Bollywood even after giving back-to-back hits.
There is no doubt saying that Manoj Bajpayee is a versatile yet underrated actor in the glamorous industry. He has won our hearts with his acting in the iconic films like ‘Shoot Out At Wadala’, ‘Special 26’, ‘Pinjar’,’Aligarh’, and more. His intense acting and powerful style of delivering dialogues is something that has made him famous among the audience.
The actor who is recently seen in ‘Aiyaary’, made some shocking revelation talking about the time when directors felt he was not ‘saleable’ enough. He said:
“After Satya, Shool and Kaun, film offers started drying out because filmmakers did not know what to do with Manoj Bajpayee other than giving him a villain’s role and get him thrashed by the main heroes. Since they were finding it difficult to work with me, I was finding it difficult to be part of a city like Mumbai after giving three cult films. All the luxuries that a successful person can have after three remarkable films were completely none existing for me.”
He further added:
“Things started changing with Pinjar (2003) and then again I went downhill commercially because I was again not saleable. People were giving me a second look in the box office oriented industry.”
The actor who hails from Bihar shared a painful memory when a journo asked his cameraman to move his camera away from Bajpayee.
“Once, I entered a function and one of the top channel’s journalist asked his cameraman to turn away his camera from me because I was not important enough. I have seen those kind of ups and down.”
Thankfully, such behavior and incidents never made Manoj lose hopes:
“I knew these things would happen to me and I have to be very patient and do things which are meaningful and part of my dreams. It paid off in the end. My resolve what strong. No matter what, I will do what is right for me and stuff which is part of my dream and not let anyone else confuse me about my dreams. I sat at home for long time. I am not going to sit at home any longer when there are great roles out there.”
But the star has faith in the budding directors. He believes that upcoming directors are much diverse and aim to compete with the international filmmakers.
“The new directors have grown up watching diverse kind of films. They don’t want to compete with just Indian directors. They want to compete with filmmakers on a global platform.”
Keeping faith in himself and understanding his skills made Manoj Bajpayee reach where he is today. He is an inspiration for the coming generation. isn’t he?