Ever since the first look and theatrical of Gangs of Wasseypur 2 has released there's been a buzz. However, the lead actor of the first part - Manoj Bajpai (who played Sardar Khan) - is getting busy shooting for his other films - Shootout At Wadala, Special Chabbis and Chakravyuh.
"It's a busy time for me this year and all roles are different from the other and with directors who love to do something different," says the actor.
For someone who prefers standing apart in an industry, which is star-based rather than actor-based, he is getting a lot of work on his own terms. Tell him this and he laughs and says, "It does seem like it isn't it? But, it always wasn't so! I still remember after I did Satya, I was out of work for a year!"
But a hit film, one would think is the recipe for being flooded with work? He says, "Don't get me wrong. I was flooded with work...but all of the same kind. And I couldn't do versions of Bhiku Mhatre in films. There was and will be only one and he was in Satya. So, till I got Shool and Kaun, which were the opposite of what I did in Satya, I just sat at home and that was for one long year!"
Looking back on the past fondly, Manoj says, "Sometimes I do wonder how I have come this far. Nobody from my family stays in the village that I hailed from - most are in Patna now. So I keep going there for a reality check. I meet my friends, family and just being with them, see their faces, the hope they have for me gives me a lot of strength."
Updated at: 19 May 2013
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Updated at: 19 May 2013
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