Manoj Bajpayee On His Stardom: 'I Don't Feel Flattered When Someone Calls Me A Superstar'-EXCLUSIVE

Manoj Bajpayee who recently had a huge success with The Family Man Season 2, says he does not see himself as a superstar, the actor feels OTT superstars are KK Menon, Nawazuddin, Pankaj Tripathi, Jaideep Ahlawat, and others.

5871 Reads |  

Manoj Bajpayee On His Stardom: 'I Don't Feel Flattered When Someone Calls Me A Superstar'-EXCLUSIVE

Actor Manoj Bajpayee is one actor who has exceeded boundaries while choosing his roles. For the past 27 years, he has been surprising the audience with his script choices. Look at the versatility of the man - he has acted in more than 50 films since 1994 and each time, we get to see a Manoj we haven’t seen before. Right from Bandit Queen to Rajneeti to The Family Man series, the man fits into whatever role he is given.

With such success the actor actually earns the title of a superstar, however, The Family Man actor prefers to be called otherwise. "Believe me I don’t feel flattered when someone calls me a superstar, and secondly, I don’t believe in these tags and titles. Every film,  every series we do, we are not sure how people are going to respond to it. Cinema and the series are writers' and directors' mediums, actors come second. They are the people who make your performance better. I give all the credit to them and I think superstars, the king of OTT is for the journalist who make their articles more exciting. So how can I respond to it and feel flattered?" says Manoj.

He further adds, "I am happy that my films are doing well and I look forward to it. I am happy that I have an audience base that has increased, I am happy that the teenagers are showing a lot of interest in my work. They are going back into my past and digging up all those films that people have celebrated in the past and I’m so happy about the increase in the fan base, in the admirals, it's way more than the titles and the tags. If at all anyone who is a superstar of the OTT is I would say is KK Menon, Nawazuddin Siddique, Pankaj Tripathi or Jaideep Ahlawat, and others. They are doing such interesting work. Give these titles to them they did far better than me."

 Manoj Bajpayee will next be seen in Kanu Bhel's film Despatch. He also has a couple of other films which he will start work on soon.

Image source/spotboyearchives