Manoj Bajpayee has left the quiet charm of Uttarakhand, where he spent most of the lockdown, and returned to Mumbai in time for Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari’s promotions. The actor says giving the green light to the laughter riots – with Diljit Dosanjh and Fatima Sana Shaikh – was a no-brainer. “It’s not a slapstick comedy. It’s a situational comedy with a unique story, so it was right up my alley,” reasons Bajpayee.
According to the actor, the power of the film lies in the solid story of writer-director Abhishek Sharma. Abhishek is a no-nonsense man. If someone doesn’t point you at him, you don’t know he’s the director. The humor in the film is observational. The laugh in this movie is genuine, there are no gimmicks. Some people are great at slapstick comedies – Charlie Chaplin, for example, but he always said something bigger than the movie itself. “
The actor had a dream run with The Family Man last year. His next digital outing, the Netflix movie Mrs Serial Killer, seemed almost an anomaly, otherwise given his judicious choice of script. “Not every movie will be a milestone, but my character in the movie was smashing. I especially admire Shirish Kunder. [director]. His potential remains untapped, and he is waiting to break out, ”said Bajpayee.
While four biographies about Bajpayee are being developed, there was also a biopic about his journey from Belwa to Mumbai. “Who wants to watch a film about me? I gave the biographers complete freedom, but I don’t want to [creatively involved in] each of them. I am a worshiper of democracy, so anyone can write whatever they want. My career has been a rollercoaster ride, but I’m happy with where I am and who I am. Life can bring me down but it won’t be long before I get up and run again “
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