Manoj Bajpai, who shot into fame with his breakthrough performance in Ram Gopal Varma's 1998 cult hit Satya, has declared that he will never work with the Bollywood director again.
The rift between the mentor and the actor seems to run deep with Bajpai saying that he has no desire to work with Varma again.
"We have mutually decided never to work again. There is not bitterness and it is not that we are not on speaking terms. But mentally and emotionally there is no desire left in me to reunite with Ramu again," Bajpai told PTI in an interview.
The actor bagged the National award for the best supporting actor for his role as Bhiku Mhatre in the film about Mumbai underworld and later worked in Road but soon parted ways with Verma over creative differences.
However, it was rumoured earlier that the duo had decided to let bygones be bygones and start afresh, however Bajpai denies they will be working together again.
"I don't see it happening again. At least not in the near future," says the actor.
Bajpai who began his career with television serial Swaabhimaan had appeared in several small roles in films like Droh Kaal and Bandit Queen before he received a big break with RGV's Satya in 1998.