I enjoy my work now: Manoj Ba­j­payee

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Variety -

Manoj Ba­j­payee’s (right) two-decade­long ca­reer has been an in­ter­est­ing mix of com­mer­cial and niche films, but the ac­tor says it is now that he is en­joy­ing his work as it is not as in­tense as it used to be. The 46-year-old says af­ter so many years of hard work, he is con­fi­dent about his craft. “I am en­joy­ing act­ing now. I am lov­ing ev­ery mo­ment of it. Ear­lier I used to be wor­ried about sev­eral things. Now af­ter so many years of hard work, I know ex­actly know how to ap­proach things. I have learnt to live be­yond the shoot­ing time of my films,” Ba­j­payee says.

The ac­tor’s last screen out­ing Te­var, was a box of­fice dud. But Ba­j­payee is not both­ered be­cause his char­ac­ter was ap­pre­ci­ated. “Peo­ple said watch Te­var for Manoj Ba­j­payee. For me, that ap­pre­ci­a­tion is a re­ward. Look at the scope of act­ing that the char­ac­ter in the film al­lowed me. So I sort of changed the pop­u­lar be­lief that the bad guy is sup­posed to be hated.” Asked if he likes to do a film of a par­tic­u­lar genre, he says, “It is the di­rec­tor’s job. Not mine. I have to look for a good script. Be it main­stream, niche, in­de­pen­dent or par­al­lel, it does not mat­ter,” he adds.

I am en­joy­ing act­ing now. I enjoy ev­ery mo­ment. Ear­lier I used to be wor­ried about sev­eral things

Manoj Ba­j­payee, ac­tor

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