I am a son of a farmer. I just need good scripts, good films and I am glad I am doing them,” he says. I was never disappointed, never thought of giving up even once.”
The actor further says that even though it took him nearly 13-14 years to reach where he is today, he is happy that people have acknowledged his work. I am basically a traveller, I love it the most,” he says. “Fame is nice but it is also an illusion. The same mindset, coupled with patience, kept him going in the initial years of his career when he had to make peace with minuscule roles in films. More scripts, however, also mean he has to turn down a lot of offers, which he feels is difficult to do. I have now been offered 30-35 scripts, every second director wants to work with me. I try and tell them politely that I just can’t do it.”
Looking back at his work, it may appear that acting is all that he intends to do, but for Tripathi it is not the only driving force of his life. In an interview with PTI, Tripathi spoke about new-found fame, how the success changed the outlook of industry people towards him, the increasing number of offers and his priorities in life. Related News
Pankaj Tripathi: I signed Kaala only to meet RajinikanthPankaj Tripathi’s first international project ‘Mango Dreams’ to release on NetflixNewton box office collection day 5: This Rajkummar Rao film is inching towards Rs 10 crore markHe has been acting in Bollywood for 14 years now but it was in the last couple of years that Pankaj Tripathi finally tasted success and the actor says the new found fame is good but is nothing more than an “illusion”. “I have always kept my film career secondary. My priority is family and travel. “If there are no dates what can one do? The fraternity now thinks I can be sensible and entertain with my acting and not be boring in the name of art,” he said. “I come from the family of farmers. When we sow seeds we wait for six months. All we can do is give it a favourable condition to flourish, save it from the storm. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App “So patience is inherent in me. “It was meant to happen this way.” Tripathi says the industry today has confidence in him that he will deliver a great performance and changed the perception towards him. “The perception of the industry has changed tremendously. “I am a Sufi guy, so, fame is maya for me, a worldly illusion. I won’t lose my mind now that I have fame, nor will I lose myself once it goes away. They have started to take me more seriously as an actor.” The actor says what makes him most happy about these offers is that they are a mix of both commercial and independent movies. Since making his debut in Run in 2004, Tripathi has acted in many films and has received critical acclaim for his performance in movies such as Apaharan, Omkara, Gangs of Wasseypur series and Nil Battey Sanaata. “Directors are looking at me like, ‘he can not only do acting but can also give entertaining performances’. I never had a problem with the waiting period. And by doing author-backed roles in mainstream hits like Dabangg 2, Fukrey, Gunday, Singham Returns, Bareilly ki Barfi and Fukrey Returns, he also won audiences’ hearts. Maybe, it won’t be there 10 years later. 2018-04-01T14:22:38+05:30″>
Published: April 1, 2018 2:22 pm
Pankaj Tripathi says the industry today has confidence in him that he will deliver a great performance.