Manjot Singh: If you don’t have a godfather and your debut fails, there is no 2nd chance


Also, I am a die-hard romantic and I want to show that on-screen. I was 16 when I started in this industry and it happened by luck. If you come in a lead role without a godfather in the industry, and you do not deliver, then you are left with no other chance. Singh clarifies the two are not similar at all, “It is a different show with a different concept. So, first, I want to be fully prepared and then I will take up different roles,” admits Singh. His is a separate story and mine is different. Written by Arushi Jain
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Updated: July 22, 2021 8:34:15 am

Manjot Singh has no qualms about being typecast as a comic actor. However, I am happy people are accepting Sikh characters now. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. I won’t say they are still accepted completely, but yes the progress is there,” shares Singh. I don’t want to reveal everything about my life.”
After Chutzpah, Manjot Singh is looking forward to the shoot of the third part in the Fukrey franchise. He promptly replies, “Even Ranbir Kapoor is not on social media, see the kind of fan following he has.” The actor adds that he is not so much into social media and “feels a person has a personal life and it is very important for one to enjoy that. Since Chutzpah also stars Fukrey fame Varun Sharma and has been created by Fukrey director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba, many people have been comparing the series with the 2013 movie. “It’s not like I didn’t get offers. However, despite a strong start, Singh managed to bag only comic roles or lead roles that were not meaty enough. According to Singh, people will relate to the series since it is about “people connecting through the internet and how youth today has multiple personalities. (2008), it was Mrighdeep Singh Lamba’s comedy-drama that put him on the map. I don’t like to tell people what I am eating today. “I want to make people cry. In an exclusive conversation with indianexpress.com, the 29-year-old actor shares that he became an actor by luck and worked with some big names in the industry in a short span of time. Now, though he has that urge of doing something bigger, he wants to grow as an actor first. (Photo: Manjot Singh/Instagram)
Actor Manjot Singh found popularity with his role of Lali in the 2013 film Fukrey. And, once he is ready, the young actor wants to make people cry and romance on the silver screen. Adding to it, he confesses he even got offered lead roles but he turned them down since he wants to evolve as an actor. The actor may have won a Filmfare award for his debut film Oye Lucky! In a short span of time, I worked with some big names. Though sometimes there is that urge of doing something bigger, but I am content with what I am getting because I know I will grow,” says Singh.https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
Pulkit Samrat, Manjot Singh, Varun Sharma, and Ali Fazal in a still from Fukrey. “Coming from a non-filmy background, I never thought I will be making money through films. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
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Manjot Singh They are something in reality but will showcase something else on social media.” He believes the series is at par with the international content and is created at a different level. I am pretty excited about it since this time it is being made on a different level and has a different concept,” Singh concludes. However, Singh has no qualms about being typecast as a comic actor because he has made his peace with it. Varun and I do not even share the screen. The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards. I hope someday someone will perceive the idea of a Sardar romancing on-screen with a turban. Currently, the actor is gearing up for the release of the SonyLIV web series Chutzpah. “If the third wave of coronavirus doesn’t hit us, we will start the shoot soon. Lucky Oye! It’s just that all the stories are interconnected.”

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Living in a digital world, where actors actively use social media for promotions and to connect with their fans, we asked Singh how important is social media to him.