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Doing GANGS OF WASSEYPUR wasn't a cakewalk for Manoj Bajpayee

July 17, 2012 03:39:47 PM IST
By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
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Manoj Bajpayee is amused. Even though laurels are continuing to come his way for his bravura act in GANGS OF WASSEYPUR and there is continued suspense around his presence (at least in flashback sequences) in second part of the film which is all set to release, there are a few who feel that he excelled in the film since he came from that part of the country (read: Bihar) where the film was based.

However he isn't willing to buy the argument that the film was a cakewalk for him.


"Aisa nahi hota hai," says Manoj, "Acting is a different craft altogether. I have never been in touch with any 'Rajwada' family but still I was called to play one in ZUBEIDA. Then I have hardly been to Punjab but I ended up getting a National award for PINJAR. Now just because I come from Bihar doesn't mean that doing a film like GANGS OF WASSEYPUR is an easy thing to do. Come on, all of it requires hard work for sure. You must remember I am portraying a character from a particular geography instead of representing that geography."

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He goes on to add, "If just belonging to a particular region was a reason good enough to be convincing on camera, wouldn't filmmakers just pick up a local and ask him to deliver dialogues in front of the camera. Anyone could have done that, isn't it?"

Fair point Manoj.


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