MANOJ BAJPAYEE

  • Biggest challenge for me was to cast Manoj Bajpayee, says 'Tevar' director Amit Sharma 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Amit Sharma doesn't like to call his directorial debut 'Tevar' a remake. He says that it should be seen as an adaptation of the original film 'Okaddu' because it took him months to complete the script. "For me, the biggest challenge was to cast Manoj Bajpayee, I wanted only him...
  • Yes, the character is gay: Manoj Bajpayee on his new role in Hansal Mehta's next December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Manoj Bajpayee has confirmed that he will be seen playing a gay professor in Hansal Mehta's next, putting to rest all speculations. "Yes, the character is that of a 60-year-old professor who is gay. We are going to start shooting in January and the preparations have already started," said...
  • Manoj Bajpayee: I will work only when I'd get the money I demand December 2, 2014

    Mumbai: National Award winning actor Manoj Bajpayee compromised on remuneration for good roles, but says he will not do it any more. The actor, who rose to fame with his performance in 'Satya', a role that fetched him the National Award, later proved his mettle in films like 'Shool', 'Pinjar' and...
  • IFFI 2014: Shekhar Kapur discusses the relationship between chaos and creativity with Manoj Bajpayee, Sudhir Mishra November 30, 2014

    "How many of you are creative? How many of you have thought of being creative?" These were a few questions with which noted filmmaker Shekhar Kapur started his masterclass on 'What is creativity? How do you describe the act of creation?' at IFFI 2014. "I'm asking you these questions because...
  • Tabu is a wonderful actress, I'm excited to work with her: Manoj Bajpayee November 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Manoj Bajpayee says he is looking forward to working with Tabu in his upcoming film and calls her a "wonderful actress". "I am excited to work with Tabu. she is a wonderful actress," the actor told IANS. "I will start shooting with her in my next which will be co-produced...
  • Arjun Kapoor motivated me to make 'Tevar': Boney Kapoor November 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor says his son Arjun's evolution over the last few years has motivated him to make his upcoming film 'Tevar', starring the actor. Boney, 59, has produced the action comedy, which also stars Sonakshi Sinha. He was all praise for Arjun and feels that his hard work is...
  • Hansal Mehta: I can't work without Rajkummar Rao; I see him in every film of mine, I'll always find a character for him November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: After 'Shahid' and 'CityLights', Hansal Mehta is producing and directing a movie inspired by the true story of a gay professor as he feels the debate on sexual orientation should be a part of mainstream. The film is based on an Aligarh Muslim University professor, who was suspended for...
  • Snapshot: Manoj Bajpayee takes on daddy duties at IFFI 2014 November 23, 2014

    Manoj Bajpayee may have been in Goa to attend IFFI, but that doesn't mean he wouldn't pay attention to his duties as a father. The actor, who had inaugurated the Panorama Section of the ongoing festival, was spotted with his daughter Ava Nayla. ...
  • IFFI 2014: Yes, I worked as an usher at IFFI to watch great films, wasn't interested in money, says Manoj Bajpayee November 21, 2014

    Panaji: Actor Manoj Bajpayee may have been invited as the chief guest to open Indian Panorama at IFFI this year, but he just can't forget the time when he worked as an usher for the prestigious film festival in Delhi. While addressing the gathering at Kala Academy, one of the...
  • IFFI 2014: Centenary Award for Rajinikanth came late, says Manoj Bajpayee November 21, 2014

    Panaji: Actor Manoj Bajpayee feels that the Centenary Award for Indian film personality of the year has come 'really late' to superstar Rajinikanth. "Rajinikanth is such a big star, and the contribution that he has made to Indian cinema is also huge. I think the award has come really...
  • Not without Manoj Bajpayee: E Niwas on 'Shool' sequel September 14, 2014

    Mumbai: E. Niwas, who made his Bollywood debut as a director with "Shool", now plans to make a sequel to the National Award winning movie. He says he won't make it without Manoj Bajpayee. Set in a smalltown in Bihar, the original, which was released in 1999, focused on criminalisation of...
  • Manoj Bajpayee 'proud' to be part of 'Saat Uchakkey' June 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee, who recently saw bits of "Saat Uchakkey", says he is proud of being part of such a movie. "Just saw few scenes of #saatuchakkey!so proud to be part of it," Manoj posted on Twitter. The actor had shot for the movie in the capital with talented...
  • Criminals enter crime world by chance, get addicted: Manoj Bajpayee April 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who is returning to television with crime-based show 'Encounter', says criminals enter the world of crime by chance and later get addicted to it. Bajpayee will be seen playing the host of the show, narrating each story from a neutral viewpoint and also leaving the audience with...
  • Manoj Bajpayee returns to TV with a crime-based show March 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Manoj Bajpayee, who was an active small screen and theatre artist before making it big in films, will be seen in a new TV show 'Encounter', a crime-based entertainer. During his early years in showbiz, the rustic and versatile actor was seen in TV shows like 'Kurukshetra', 'Swabhimaan' and 'Badalte...
  • Spending time with family is the best stress buster: Manoj Bajpayee March 9, 2014

    Mumbai: What is the best way to reduce tension? Spending time with the family, says acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee. "Getting candid with my family the best stress-buster. One look at them and I feel every trouble is worth it. Do you think so too?" -- tweeted Manoj who is married to...
  • 10 Janpath: Amit Sadh's biopic on Kargil war hero shelved? February 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Amit Sadh's two most talked about projects '10 Janpath' and a biopic on a Kargil war hero seem to have landed in cold storage. The TV actor, who shot to fame with 'Kai Po Che' had bagged the political thriller '10 Janpath' soon after the success of...
  • 10 books actor Manoj Bajpayee loves and wants you to read February 13, 2014

    Ever wondered what books movie stars read and who their favourite authors are? We asked actor Manoj Bajpaye, a veteran of critically acclaimed films such as 'Satya', 'Pinjar' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur', what his favourite books were. Among Manoj's list were 'Waiting for Godot' and 'Midnight's Children'. Let's share the...
  • Manoj Bajpayee to act in the remake of Malayalam film 'Traffic' February 6, 2014

    Mumbai: Manoj Bajpayee has proved his acting mettle in movies like 'Pinjar' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur', but dubbing is something which is still 'tedious' for the actor. The 44yearold took to Twitter to announce that he was dubbing for his upcoming film which is a remake of Malayalam film 'Traffic'. "At the...
  • Intimate scenes? Have always been the toughest to do: Manoj Bajpayee February 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Manoj Bajpayee has proved to be one of the finest actors with his performances in movies like 'Raajneeti' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur', but he says it's still difficult for him to do intimate scenes. "Even though my movies require me to shoot a lot of intimate scenes, they've always been...
  • Intimate scenes are always tough to do: Manoj Bajpayee February 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Manoj Bajpayee has proved to be one of the finest actors with his performances in movies like 'Raajneeti' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur', but he says it's still difficult for him to do intimate scenes. "Even though my movies require me to shoot a lot of intimate scenes, they've always been...
  • IBNLive poll: Majority of people think Manoj Bajpayee should play Arvind Kejriwal in his biopic January 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Enacting a reallife person is easier said than done. And when the celebrity an actor is expected to embody is as popular as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the task does get complex, right? But when we have Manoj Bajpayee as an option, we know he can rise...
  • Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur to work together in 'Company Ustad'? January 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actors and brothersinlaw Naseeruddin Shah and Pankaj Kapur have been approached by young director Nitin Chandra to work together for his upcoming film 'Company Ustad'. Actressessisters Ratna and Supriya Pathak are married to Naseer and Pankaj respectively, but neither the sisters nor the brothersinlaw have ever been seen together...
  • UTV to coproduce Suriya's Tamil film 'Anjaan' January 15, 2014

    Chennai: On the occasion of Pongal, UTV Motion Pictures Tuesday announced it will coproduce actor Suriya Sivakumar's upcoming Tamil actionthriller 'Anjaan', which is also being produced by Thirrupathi Brothers. 'Anjaan', which means stranger, is being directed by N. Lingusamy. "We are extremely delighted to continue our strong relationship with N. Lingusamy's Thirrupathi...
  • Sonakshi Sinha approached for a special song in Suriya's next January 9, 2014

    Chennai: Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha, who was recently approached with an offer to shake a leg with Suriya Sivakumar in his upcoming yetuntitled Tamil thriller, has expressed interest in it, says director N.Lingusamy. "We did approach Sonakshi for a special song, which is not an item number in the film. She...
  • Anurag Kashyap to make a Bhojpuri film with Manoj Bajpayee? January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: After making critically acclaimed films like 'Gulaal' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur', filmmaker Anurag Kashyap is now planning to venture into Bhojpuri industry. Buzz is that Kashyap is making a Bhojpuri film with Manoj Bajpayee in the lead. If this happens then it will be a huge boost for the...
  • Tough to stay away from food, says Manoj Bajpayee December 16, 2013

    New Delhi: For actor Manoj Bajpayee, food seems to be a huge weakness. The actor says he satiates most of his cravings by watching food channels. "So difficult for a foodie like me to stay away from yummy looking and yummy tasting food. watching food channel to compensate does a lot...
  • RGV: Comparisons between 'Satya', 'Satya 2' are inevitable November 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's 'Satya 2', touted to be his last underworldbased movie, is set for Friday release and he confesses that he can't escape the film's comparison with 'Satya', one of his best works. "Comparisons are inevitable, you can't escape comparisons. But once the audience enters the theatre and...
  • Manna Dey's death: India's reaction on Twitter October 25, 2013

    Singer Manna Dey, whose versatile voice charmed fans of Bollywood cinema for more than 60 years, died in Bangalore on Thursday, a hospital spokesman said. He was 94. Here are some reactions on Twitter: Amithab Bachchan, Actor Manna Dey, stalwart of the music world, passes away. Flooded with memories and his songs....
  • The villain is the new 'Boss' in Bollywood October 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Ronit Roy has portrayed the character of a cynical police officer in Anthony D'Souza's 'Boss', and he has left a mark in the role. The bad guy stole the limelight with his subtle performance in the film. Lately, the Hindi film industry has started giving a lot of...