Be it web series, web movies or feature films, actor Pankaj Tripathi is one of the names that rules the hearts of the Hindi heart with his work.
While most actors use the media and social media extensively to maintain their visibility and popularity, Pankaj says he prefers to keep his balance and distance from the media unless he has a project, because he fears that his fans get bored of seeing it. too often.
Pankaj Tripathi told IANS: “As an individual, I like meeting people, traveling and exploring different places and gathering life experiences along with spending time with my family. That’s me typically. So when I’m not filming for my work, if I have to be widely visible on social media or other media platforms, I feel, what if I’m overexposed as an actor and what if my fans get bored of me? “
“Since I started my acting career from scratch, there was a time when I really wish and pray that someone would notice my work, some film critic would mention my name and I would see my name printed in the newspaper. Now that after a 10-year struggle, I have everything, I want to respect all the love I have. Also, I’m a pretty organic person, so I can’t really wear the face of a celebrity. I love visiting my town, farming, traveling, watching movies, spending time with my daughter, etc. “, said.
Starting his career in 2003, after working on around 60 TV shows, Pankaj Tripathi achieved his breakthrough in Bollywood with ‘Gangs of Wasseypur – Part 1’ in which he played the character of Salman Qureshi.
Since then there has been no going back and in the last two years during the confinement, he had several projects released. Pankaj has appeared in such films as ‘Angrezi Medium’, ‘Extraction’, ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’, ‘Ludo’, ‘Kaagaz’, ‘Mimi’. He also acted in web series like – ‘Mirzapur’, ‘Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors’.
This year, Pankaj was honored with the Diversity in Cinema award at the Melbourne India Film Festival for his web series ‘Mirzapur’ Season 2, the film ‘Ludo’ and the short film ‘Laali’.
When asked about when he plays a nice, positive character like a loving father in a movie like ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’, what does he look for in that character, and Pankaj said, “Honestly speaking, I think when He is a positive character and I know that anyone would fall in love with a father like ‘Anup Saxena’, I prefer to try to absorb some good qualities from them. I, as a father of a teenage daughter, also want to support his dreams. When I play any character from comic book, I am happy to know that when everyone is stuck and having a difficult time due to the pandemic, my dramatic comedy films will offer comic relief. “
“Look, we can talk endlessly about art, performance, his craft, nuances, etc. But every day, as an artist, I wake up with the belief that art, and that it could be any form of art: dance, music, poetry, literature, film, oral storytelling, could have the power to build a better society. Through cinema we can provoke thoughts, through folklore we can learn to live together and stay connected with our roots ”, concluded Pankaj.
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