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'I have to work really hard'

Nina C George, Aug 26, 2013, DHNS:
versatile:  Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee is almost 15 years old in tinsel town. Keen on working on films that have a good script, Manoj is not fussy about the theme — it could be anything from love to action to comedy. He confesses he’s “hungry for more roles” yet his “take-it-easy policy” has been his success mantra. “Never rush into anything” he reasons.

Manoj’s candour reflects his dedication and commitment to his craft, coming as it does from an actor who has essayed every conceivable role.

He owes his positive energy to his work and notes that he looks foward to getting to work every day. He plays a politician, Balram, in Prakash Jha’s Satyagraha. He says that none of the roles he has played before, including the one he’s essaying in Satyagraha, came easily to him.

 “I have to work really hard and struggle to perfect all my roles. There’s a certain thrill in the work that I do. My role as a politician is both serious and comical at the same time. There are a lot of comical moments in the film,” Manoj tells Metrolife.

Manoj is also playing the role of a traffic constable in his next project, “There’s no in-depth research that goes into any of my characters. For instance, we see traffic constables almost everyday and we sort of know their life and what goes into their job. Everything you see around you has a story to tell and that’s what is captured in films,” explains Manoj.

Manoj has been in the film industry long enough to see actors come and ago. So what does he have to say about the new breed of actors? “I can’t really single out a name but they’re all talented in their own way,” he says.  

Manoj is also being flooded with offers from down South but he’s in no hurry and likes to take his time to sign on the dotted line. Direction is one thing that is close to his heart and Manoj says he’ll surely direct a movie someday.


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