Manoj Bajpayee recently discussed Sushant Singh Rajput while promoting Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai. He also discussed nepotism in the business.
Actor Manoj Bajpayee is now busy promoting his next movie, Sirf Ek Bandaa Kaafi Hai. She has impressed the audience with her strong performances. On May 23, the movie will be available on an OTT platform. The actor will be seen as a lawyer defending a Godman in a rape case. Manoj recently mentioned Sushant Singh Rajput despite his busy promotional schedule. He also revealed the existence of nepotism in the business.
Manoj discussed his views on nepotism in the industry with Aaj Tak. It is one of the most often used expressions, and the famous youngsters are frequently made fun of online. Manoj claimed that because no celebrity child would make the kinds of films he makes, nepotism has never harmed him. He revealed, “Nawaz karega, Irrfan hota toh woh karta ya Kaykay Menon karega. These are not commercial films so nobody focuses on them or even puts their money on them. I must thus add that you cannot make this an excuse all the time. Don’t waste your energy. Do theatre, if you are a good actor, you can even earn money by performing on the street.”
He was also questioned about Sushant’s tragic passing. On June 14, 2020, the actor from MS Dhoni: The Untold Story went gone. He was discovered dead in his Bandra flat. After his death, the topic of nepotism dominated social media. Manoj said during the interview that the news had a significant impact on him personally. They formed a strong relationship while working together on the Sonchiriya sets, he added. “We really became close and he had so much love for me. I would often cook mutton on set and he would always come by to eat. We never knew he would take such a drastic step but he had opened up about his challenges to me.”
The late actor, according to Manoj, was unable to manage the politics and elitism in the business. Added he, “Industry mein politics humesha hota hai but it gets dirtier as you climb the ladder of success. I never had an issue as I was stubborn and thick-skinned. He wasn’t and thus could not manage the pressure. He had spoken to me about being worried about these things as it affected him.”
Manoj said when asked if Sushant was a victim of nepotism: “If you want to be a Manoj Bajpayee, there is no politics. But he wanted to be a star and there’s too much competition there. Anyone who enters the field to be a star would try their best to clinch that position. However, he couldn’t bear the same. I have realised that he was a pure soul and andar se baccha tha. He could not understand the manipulation that was needed.”
Soon after his untimely death, Sushant’s final movie, Dil Bechara, was released. Sanjana Sanghi played the lead in it as well.