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Family comes first: Manoj Bajpayee takes a month off to be with daughter

Manoj Bajpayee, who has been busy juggling multiple film projects this year, is taking a month off to be with his daughter.

bollywood Updated: May 26, 2016 19:14 IST
Kaushani Banerjee
Manoj Bajpyee

In an effort to strike a balance between his personal and professional life, Manoj Bajpayee has decided to take a month off to spend time with his family.(HT Photo)

National Award winner Manoj Bajpayee has a series of movies lined up throughout the year, and is spending a considerable amount of his time promoting these projects as well. He has also been travelling across the globe with his films, and recently received a standing ovation at the New York Indian Film Festival for his portrayal of a homosexual professor in Aligarh.

Now, in an effort to strike a balance between his personal and professional life, the actor has decided to take a month off to spend time with his daughter, Ava Nayla.

Every year, during her summer vacations, Manoj tries to avoid professional commitments. (HT Photo)

A source close to the actor tells us, “Manoj is a doting dad when it comes to his five-year-old.He makes sure that he spends the as much time with her as possible.” Apparently, every year, during her summer vacations, Manoj tries to avoid professional commitments. “He doesn’t want to miss out on any moment in Ava’s life,” adds the source.

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Manoj says, “A father-daughter relationship is pure and beautiful. Ever since Ava has come into my life, I have tried to spend most of my time with her. As an actor with an erratic schedule, it has been a difficult task to do so, especially lately. But then, my family is my priority.”

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