Saturday, May 25th, 2024

Manoj Bajpayee Was Rejected 4 Times, Later Nsd Realized Its Mistake

Today, the name of actor Manoj Bajpayee is taken with great respect among the artists who have enriched the Hindi film industry. Manoj Bajpayee, who played memorable characters in films like ‘Satya’, ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, ‘Shool’, ‘Ek Banda Kafi Hai’, is soon coming with his 100th film ‘Bhaiyya Ji’. But there was a time when the country’s famous acting school, National School of Drama, almost broke Manoj’s dream of becoming an actor. Actually, NSD had rejected Manoj not once or twice but four times in the audition, due to which he became very disappointed. However, later NSD realized their mistake and changed the method of their audition. Regarding this incident, Manoj Bajpayee says, ‘When I was rejected for the first time, it was a very heart-breaking incident. But after that I continued working. After every rejection, my resolve became stronger that I have to work harder so that I can get selected next time and in this process, I learned so much work that by the time I got rejected for the fourth time, I was already a name in Delhi theatre. happened.’

‘NSD people love me a lot’

Manoj Bajpayee

When Manoj was in NSD

Did NSD ever regret its mistake? When asked this, Manoj Bajpayee says, ‘NSD people love me a lot. He always says that he doesn’t know how this happened? Even they don’t understand how this happened? In fact, the way these interviews and auditions are conducted, it is a shot in the dark because it is very difficult to make someone act ten lines and check what kind of an actor he is. But the good thing is that after my incident they changed the whole system. Now they regularly conduct workshops for five-seven days, then make selections after thorough investigation.

This is how my career started 30 years ago

In 1994, after a one-minute role in Govind Nihalani’s ‘Drohkaal’, Manoj Bajpayee got the biographical drama ‘Bandit Queen’ (1994). Casting director Tigmanshu Dhulia had suggested Manoj’s name to director Shekhar Kapur. At that time, Manoj was also working in the TV series ‘Kalakar’, which was directed by Hansal Mehta. Manoj did films like ‘Dastak’, ‘Tamanna’, ‘Daud’ and ‘Satya’, but he got tremendous popularity from Anurag Kashyap’s ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’. The web series ‘The Family Man’ increased his popularity even more.

Manoj Bajpayee’s upcoming projects

In his career spanning 30 years, Manoj was seen in ‘Silence 2’ and ‘Killer Soup’ this year. It has been released on OTT platform Zee5. Apart from ‘Bhaiya Ji’, he has ‘Dispatch’ and ‘The Fable’.

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