Manoj Bajpayee speaks about survival in Bollywood regardless of “politics, blind objects, highly effective opposition” | Bollywood
Manoj Bajpayee, who has been in the film industry for over two and a half decades, has come a long way. Once his photo was torn up by an assistant director and he was even asked to “get out” after his first shot. He now has three National Awards under his belt and has headlined shows and films.
In an interview with the Hindustan Times, Manoj Bajpayee reflected on his journey. “It was definitely not a bed of roses. If you read these interviews, it says so much about the trip too. One day I’ll write my autobiography and you’ll find out how it was. You can’t really sum that up in a 15 minute interview, ”he said.
“I can only say that I had a lot of ups and downs, it was a roller coaster ride. I would never wish for anyone else to slip into my shoes because the 25 years were just a struggle for movies and good roles, ”he added.
While Satya was a hit, Manoj didn’t become a successful star overnight. In the past he spoke of direct and indirect attacks on him, in the form of blind articles and politics.
“What has passed is gone, but at the same time the industry was very competitive and cutthroat. Anyone who tries to develop a lot of self-respect and belief in their dreams will give people who will become enemies. They will expect you to work to your dreams but the way I grew up I wasn’t ready to live your dreams, I was just here to live my own. Everything collided. After all, I survived in this industry for 25 years, ”he said.
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Manoj said that he was now doing “what (he) always wanted to do”. “I try to constantly develop myself as an actor and person, learn new tricks of the trade, refine my skills and try to be a part of the new storytelling. I always did and I do it now. I am very happy that my journey was a miracle by the grace of God. I’ve survived all the politics, the blind things, all kinds of powerful opposition, and I’m here. And I’ll be here until I want to. I’m a tough nut to crack, ”he said goodbye.
Manoj will next be featured in Rensil D’Silvas Dial 100 as a police officer whose life is turned upside down when he receives a 911 call from a vengeful grieving mother. The film, in which Neena Gupta and Sakshi Tanwar also star, will be released on August 6th on Zee5.