Manoj Ba­j­payee: I have started en­joy­ing re­jec­tion and mis­ery

Asian Journal - - WORLD -

Re­jec­tion at the Na­tional School of Drama made him sui­ci­dal, but af­ter over two decades in the film in­dus­try Manoj Ba­j­payee says he has started en­joy­ing the “in­sult” of lis­ten­ing to the word ‘no’. The 49-year-old ac­tor be­lieves the ini­tial re­jec­tions he faced have made him prac­ti­cal and mo­ti­vated him to work harder. “I have re­alised that re­jec­tion is noth­ing but a sign that one needs to work hard. Re­jec­tion is not neg­a­tive, it makes you look at things very re­al­is­ti­cally and prac­ti­cally. I have started en­joy­ing the re­jec­tion, mis­ery and the whole in­sult of hear­ing ‘no’ from peo­ple.”

“It gives me strength to knock the door harder next time. I be­lieve it de­pends how you look at it. I won’t say you are not sup­posed to feel sad or de­jected, but what mat­ters is how bet­ter you come out of it,”

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