'The role was challenging'

An explosion of unprecedented proportions is set to light up the big screen in Bollywood.

For Manoj Bajpayee, the brilliant actor who made even the “bad man” lovable, is back after a two-year sabbatical, forced by a shoulder injury.
Manoj says that he did become restless, frustrated and had to cope with a great deal of disappointment during those times.
He had to kick off some of the best offers that came knocking but all that wait seems worth it now, for his comeback vehicle, Jail, has got him back his glory.
He plays Nawab Khan, a convict who is serving life imprisonment.
“The role is the toughest I have played so far. I play the silent narrator wherein I narrate the entire story. There are hardly five dialogues in the entire film,” he told Metrolife.

“I had to use my presence and eyes to convey whatever I had to. It was quite a challenge,”  he adds.
   In his previous film, Acid Factory Manoj donned a glamourous and stylish role. “I had to look good and yet be dangerous. But it was a character that blend both action and comedy,” he says.
Manoj says he is moved by the love, affection and support that he received from the industry during the break.

   The break appears to have done a world of good for Manoj’s looks.
“Are you asking me if I have undergone a plastic surgery, Na... I think meditation and Vipasana have done the trick,” he observes.
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 says he’s “hungry for more roles” yet his “take it easy policy” has been his success mantra. “Never rush into anything” he advices.
He’ll be soon be seen in Prakash Jha’s Rajneeti, a movie woven around the political situation in the country. So what’s his take on politics? “It’s all rubbish. There’s isn’t a single leader or role model we can look up to. It’s politics of hate and deceit,” he reasons.

In Dus Tola he plays a gold smith who strays into a City to make a living. The complications of urban living perturb him to no end.  
 Manoj is also being flooded with offers from down South as well.
In Telugu, Manoj is playing an antagonist in Puli and a simple Muslim guy who lands up in trouble in Vedam.
    Direction is one thing that is close to his heart and Manoj says he’ll surely direct a movie someday.

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