Manoj Bajpayee will appear in the upcoming film Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai. The film’s trailer has generated controversy for being inspired by the case of Asaram Bapu. Now, as the talented actor honored Aap Ki Adalat, he called on the followers of the imprisoned god-man Asaram Bapu to watch his film first, before opposing its release. “Please watch my film first, I think you will change your mind,” Bajpayee told India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief. rajat sharma. The film features a courtroom drama in which the star acts as a lawyer and fights against a god-man accused of raping a minor. Asaram Bapu is currently serving a life sentence, and her charity has appealed to the court to ban the film from being shown, describing it as ‘highly objectionable’ and ‘defamatory’.
When Rajat Sharma asked what would happen if a boycott call was made, Manoj Bajpayee replied, “Bahut achha hai, zyada lok aayenge dekhne ke liye” (It will be better, more people will come to see the film). the trailer controversy, and Asaram Bapu’s men sent a legal notice, Bajpayee responded, “I don’t know why they filed a case. We didn’t name anyone (in the film).”
Manoj Bajpayee said, ‘This film (Sirf Ek Banda Kaafi Hai) is one of my best films. Check it out.” It is directed by Apoorv Singh Kharki and Bajpayee plays the role of defender PC Solanki.
Asked by Rajat Sharma if he was the one who decided who would direct the film, Bajpayee replied, “Look, most things don’t happen because of me. It’s the producer who decides. I told the producers, Vinod Bhanushali and Suparna Verma.” I liked the story, but who will direct it? They said that you decide. They also said that you decide who will be the writer. Director Apporv Singh Kharki is a young man who made a good show on YouTube.”
Manoj Bajpayee: I will make 50 films in the next 10 years
Manoj Bajpayee previously said that he wanted to make money and intends to make 50 movies in the next ten years. Talking about the same, the actor said, “Ab Bahut Din Ho Gaye Bhookmari Ke (I have endured too many days of starvation). The good thing is that my movies take no more than 40 days to complete.” Sirf Ek Banda Kaafi Hai’ was made in 35 days. ‘Gulmohar’ took 34 days to complete. Others who make big movies take 70-80 days to 100-150 days. My films are mostly story-based and character-focused. Others make a lot of money making movies in 100 days, I earn in 40 days. It is enough to live. ‘Paisa zyada ho toh kitna zyada pata nahin, uska toh koi definition nahin, lekin kam paisa ka zaroor definition hai”. (There is no definition for big profit, but less money has a definition)
Manoj Bajpayee on his anger and fights
Manoj Bajpayee spoke about his fights with various producers and directors. “I didn’t talk to Anurag Kashyap for 11 years, but the reason was different. Once he got angry. He was the one who ran, and I followed him to beat him up.” Reminded by Rajat Sharma that “you once also ran after Tigmanshu Dhulia with a brick”, Manoj replied, “Ab chhodiye… Jawaani ki kuch galtiyan, uske baare me kya baat karen (Forget it, please, why speak of my mistakes? When I was young)”
Rajat Sharma also recalled the Manoj Bajpayee incident when he called US director Hansal Mehta and insulted him, after which the duo did not speak for six years. The actor said, “Ji Sahi Hai. Sweekar Hai. Maafi Maangta Hoon. (Yes, I admit it. I apologize).”
Speaking of Anubhav Sinha, Rajat Sharma asked, “Did you abuse him when you were offered only Rs 2,000 per episode?” To top it off, Manoj Bajpayee said, “Let me describe it. Anubhav Sinha was doing a series. I was going to work as the dumb right-hand man of a mafia gang leader. It was the role of a dummy. The producer promised to pay Rs 4000 for episode. I did four episodes and the amount reached 16,000 rupees. That was in 1993 when I barely had money to live on. I went to the producer and he told me that he was cheated. This was the role of a fool and he had no dialogues to deliver Why should one pay 4000 rupees per episode I told him, one has to try very hard to play the role of a fool He said I will pay you only 1500 rupees because you had no dialogue I told him to keep this money please consider this as my donation. I threw his check in his office and went out. I called Anubhav Sinha. He said, he is the producer, what can I do? I got angry, and I said, you are my good friend, but you didn’t take sides for me “.
Manoj Bajpayee’s midnight call to Naseeruddin Shah
Manoj Bajpayee revealed how he called veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah in the middle of the night to praise his performance and told him, “Naseer Bhai, I love you sir.” “For me, Naseer Saab is like the God of acting. I love his acting when I watch his movies. Once, after having drinks with my friends, I called him after watching one of his movie scenes. To express my love. When I said, I love you sir, he replied, “Manoj Miyan, Kitna Pee Chuke Ho? (Manoj, how many pegs have you taken?),” he added.
When Tabu, Katrina Kaif touched the feet of Manoj Bajpayee
Manoj Bajpayee recounted how Tabbu once touched his feet on a film set. “This was Tabbu’s style of showing appreciation for her. And Katrina Kaif did the last She touched my feet in front of all media… she was so happy, overwhelmed, to work with me (in Rajneeti). We don’t have a single scene together. She loved my performance. She was very happy.”
Asked how he reacted when Katrina Kaif touched his feet, the actor said: “Thodi Sharmindagee Hui. Itni sundar heroine, woh aakar pair chhoo rahi hai aapke. Woh pahle hi aap buzurgwaar ho gaye (I felt shy. Such a heroine). beautiful touching my feet Made me feel like an old man too soon).
Manoj Bajpayee danced at ‘Ghumghroo’ nightclub with SRK
Manoj Bajpayee revealed how he once shahrukh khan, during his theater days, he took him to the Ghungroo nightclub at the Maurya Sheraton Hotel in Delhi. “I joined Shah Rukh and his friends. There was a crowd from South Delhi there, smoking expensive cigarettes and I was smoking the best beedi. I was wearing a chappal. Soon Shah Rukh fixed me a pair of shoes and I went inside. That It was my first visit to a beautifully lit disco in the dark. Then a man from a village had his first chance to see a disco with Shahrukh and his friends.”