‘Every actor in a film gets due importance’
National Award-winning actor Pankaj Tripathi believes that artists are judged by their performance and not the role they are portraying on screen.
“In today’s time, it does not matter whether an actor is in a supporting role or in the lead role. What matters is the performance,” says the actor.
“Earlier, films used to revolve around main leads, but now it has changed. Every actor in the film gets due importance and credits. The role of a supporting actor is as important as the lead role,” explains Pankaj.
The actor, who is currently riding high on the success of his latest entertainer Stree, a horror comedy, says that he found his character in the film quite challenging. “Making people laugh and creating fear among them simultaneously was tough. But Amar Kaushik (director) and several technicians helped in balancing both the emotions,” he adds.
He also feels that to become a good comedian, one should be an informed citizen. “It is important for a comedian to stay connected to news. I observe the society, then I try to improvise my acts by including real life examples,” says the Masaan (2015) actor.
Pankaj Tripathi won a National Award for his role in Newton (2017)