I play a hard-core criminal who is also a lover, says actor Manoj Bajpayee

  • PTI, Panaji
  • Updated: Nov 22, 2014 17:21 IST

Actor Manoj Bajpayee on Saturday said his role in Amit Sharma-directed Tevar is something people have never seen before.

"The role of Bahubali Gajender Singh is something that people have never seen earlier. He is a man from Mathura and he is a lover boy. But the dangerous part is that he falls in love with a girl who does not love him. And he is a hard-core criminal and mafia of that area," said the 45-year-old actor on the sidelines of IFFI.

The Gangs of Wasseypur star said Tevar is a big budget film and its trailer has created huge curiosity in viewers.

The film starring Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha which is expected to release next month is a remake of director Gunasekhar's 2003 Telugu film Okkadu.

Bajpayee said there was no pressure on him of any sort while acting for the movie.

"I keep doing mainstream films whenever I am offered great roles. Mainstream gives me money and it adds a lot of value to Manoj Bajpayee which I use it for my independent films," he commented.

"If I do one commercial film, I do 5-6 independent films. I do mainstream films to get strength as an actor," Bajpayee added.

Talking about Neeraj Pandey's Saat Uchakkey, the actor said it is one of his most favourite films.

"Saat Uchakkey is one of the most favourite films of mine and it is the most difficult role too. More difficult than any role I have done earlier. I have tried to make it much more difficult by giving a twisted characterisation.

I am expecting a lot from the film. Hopefully, it will have a fantastic release," he said.

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