Bollywood has become a cut-throat business, says Manoj Bajpayee

  • Anjuri Nayar Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 19, 2016 18:19 IST
Though box office numbers don’t matter to actor Manoj Bajpayee, he wants to be part of films which are appreciated by the audience.

Actor Manoj Bajpayee says predicting the fate of a film is not possible as many films have got a positive response before release, but have not seen success at the box office.

“No one can predict anything before a film releases. There are films which have got a great response from the film industry, but have bombed at the box office. It depends on the reaction of the audience,” he says.

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The actor, who is known for his roles in films such as Aligrah (2016), Chakravyuh (2012) and Pinjar (2003), says that he does not bother about the money a film makes at this stage of his career.

“It does not matter to me if a film makes money or not. But I want to be part of a film which is appreciated. A film should be applauded. But I understand why these numbers are important as Bollywood today has become a cut-throat business,” he says.

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Manoj has been part of the film industry for more than two decades and says that his parameters to choose a film have changed. “As our careers progress, our choices also change. I can’t be choosing the same films which I used to earlier. For me, it’s important to keep a track of what’s happening in the world and see if a film is relevant to the times,” he says.

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