Published On: Sat, Mar 12th, 2016

Manoj Bajpayee: The character pushed him to take up ‘Aligarh’



Manoj Bajpayee, the powerhouse of talent, felt that the character Siras pushed him into a battle, which accelerated his wish to portray him in Hansal Mehta-directorial ‘Aligarh.’

The 46-year-old actor felt that his character is reluctant and not interested in fighting and that conflict “itself was the making of a great tragedy,” reports the Dawn. The 46-year-old actor’s latest film ‘ Aligarh,’ released on February 26, on one hand received an overwhelming response and on other hand, got slammed by some communities as the film brings to screen the trials of a real-life homesexual professor, Dr Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, whose sexuality is outed through a sting operation, after which he loses his job and allegedly commits suicide. In a country, which sees homosexuality as a taboo, it was indeed a bold decision for the ‘Zubeidaa’ actor to take up such a role.

When asked on this, the actor said that he has no fear of losing things he has earned in his career. Moreover, he mentioned the fact of not being a judgmental person, rather looks “at the strength of the script.”This fearlessness, Bajpayee says, comes from his mother, whom he describes as a “very strong woman.”



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Syed Ammar Alavi

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