In the start of the year 2016, the talented actor Manoj Bajpayee had given the audiences a visual treat with his outstanding performances in the critically acclaimed films ‘Aligarh’ and Budhia Singh: Born To Run. The actor soon will be seen in a never seen before comic avatar in ‘Saat Uchakkey where he will tickle your funny bones with his comic timing. In Aligarh, the two times national award winning actor made alive the character of a 64 years old gay professor Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was detained from his job due to his sexual orientation. The film that had received a standing ovation at the Busan Film Festival and also made a mark in national film festivals is on its way for another international recognition.
The prestigious South Asian Film Festival of Paris (FFAST) which is in its 4th edition has invited the fine actor Manoj Bajpayee as honorable chief guest to kick start the festival which is going to commence from 18th October. With an aim to encourage the richness of South Asian cinema to French and international audience, the organizers are going to showcase Aligarh and also have an interaction session of Manoj Bajpayee with the audiences. That’s not all! A special screening of Manoj’s cult classic film, Gang of Wasseypur series and his short film ‘Taandav’ is also going to be showcased during the festival week.
Commenting about it to Priyanka Raina, Actor Manoj Bajpayee says, “It feels honored to get associated with such a prominent festival which is looking out to boost South Asian Cinema. I have always mentioned that Aligarh is one of those few films which are very close to my heart and it feels amazing to know that international audiences are also acknowledging it. A special thanks to my director Hansal Mehta, casting director Mukesh Chabbra and the team to have faith in me and encouraging me in my journey to depict the must told story of Siras.
At work front, Manoj Bajpayee has finished shooting for three interesting projects Tabrez Noorani’s Love Sonia, Dipesh Jain’s In the Shadow, Neeraj Pandey’s Missing. The actor has few more projects in the pipeline which would be announced soon.