News By/Courtesy: Muskan Chanda | 02 Jul 2020 13:42pm IST

Manoj Bajpayee is one of the most versatile actors film making industry has today. He is a recipient of two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards.
Recently, in interaction with Humans of Bombay, he talked about his struggle and tough time. He said that he was so inspired by Amitabh Bachchan, he wanted to be like him. At 9, he knew acting was his destiny but because of being an outsider, he had to struggle a lot. After being rejected thrice at Nationa School of Drama, he experienced suicidal thoughts but his friends kept him motivated and stood by him the whole time like the strong pillars of support
After moving to Mumbai, Manoj was faced with rejections and struggles. "Initially, it was tough–I rented a chawl with 5 friends & looked for work, but got no roles. Once, an AD tore my photo & I've lost 3 projects in a day. I was even told to 'get out' after my 1st shot. I didn't fit the ideal 'hero' face–so they thought I'd never make it to the big screen. All the while, I struggled to make rent & at times even a vada pav was costly, but the hunger in my stomach couldn't dissuade my hunger to succeed. After 4 years of struggle, I got a role in Mahesh Bhatt's TV series. I got Rs 1500 per episode–my first steady income. My work was noticed & I was offered my first Bollywood film & soon, I got my big break with 'Satya'," the actor stated.
For Manoj Bajpayee “Satya” was a game-changer. After this movie, he got many offers and he also won National Award for his role of gangster name Bhiku Mhare in the movie.
"That's when the awards rolled in. I bought my first house & knew…I was here to stay. 67 films later, here I am. That's the thing about dreams–when it comes to turning them into reality, the hardships don't matter. What matters is the belief of that 9-year-old Bihari boy & nothing else", he concluded.


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Editor: Pushpit Singh | 02 Jul 2020 14:23pm IST


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