Manoj-Anurag between Manoj-Anurag, a film took away: there was no talk before Gangs of Wasseypur ‘; Manoj forgot all his complaints after reading the script
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The relationship between Manoj Bajpayee and Anurag Kashyap was not good in the beginning. Both did not even talk to each other. But with a call from Anurag Kashyap, the two became friends again. Anurag calls Manoj and offers him to work in Gangs of Wasseypur.
Manoj liked the script of the film so much that forgetting all complaints with Anurag, he said yes to the film. Later this film gave a new identity to Manoj’s career.
‘Anurag called at 10.30 in the night’
Manoj Bajpayee in a recent interview with Humans of Bombay discussed many things related to professional life. He also opened up about how he got a film like Gangs of Wasseypur.
He said, ‘One night around 10:30, I got a call from Anurag Kashyap. I was tired by that time and was going to rest. I had not spoken to Anurag for the last many years. There were some issues between us, which were not resolved, but with one call from him, all these issues were resolved.
‘Anurag was asked to order red wine as soon as he read the script’
Manoj further said, ‘Anurag told me that he has something to show me, would I like to read it. He sent me his car. I went to his office, he read the script to me. As soon as I read the script, I asked him to order a bottle of red wine. He ordered two bottles. This is how the character of Sardar Khan was born.
Gangs of Wasseypur gave a new direction to Manoj’s career
It would not be wrong to say that Gangs of Wasseypur gave a new direction to Manoj Bajpayee’s career. The character of Sardar Khan played by him is still alive in the hearts of people. His dialogues in the film are still discussed today. This was his second film after Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya which will be remembered by people for years to come.
There was no money even for food, used to walk 5 KM- Manoj
Manoj Bajpayee also recalled his struggle days in this interview. He said, ‘I didn’t know anyone in Bombay. Nobody was going to mind my theater background. I used to travel long distances on film sets to meet directors. I didn’t even have money to eat during the lunch break. There was not enough money left to travel. He used to walk for 5 kilometers on foot.
National Award was received for Satya
In 1994, Manoj Bajpayee was given the first break by Mahesh Bhatt through his TV serial Swabhiman. 1500 rupees per episode were available for working in it. His entry in films was from Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Bandit Queen’.
Manoj considers Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Satya’ in 1998 as his real debut and this film changed his life. He was recognized all over the country with the role of ‘Bhikhu Mhatre’. He also received the National Award for Best Supporting Actor for this role.
This scene is from the movie Satya in which Manoj played the character of Bhikhu Mhatre.
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‘What will I talk to such a looker (Manoj Bajpayee). He doesn’t have the capacity to talk to me. He is a relative of mine who should ask him what are you doing brother. What he did was right. And after this, if it is proved in the court that he filed a false case, then he will also have to go to jail. It is obvious that we will have to suffer.
Film Critic Kamal Rashid Khan KRK said this about actor Manoj Bajpayee. Daily newspaper Said in discussion with Click here to read full news