Anurag Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur is winning rave reviews from all the critics though the film did not have a great opening at the box office. But, in the spotlight is the talented actor Manoj Bajpai who has given a superlative performance which everyone feels will get him a second National Film Award. He won it for the film Pinjar.
Manoj Bajpai was noticed in Ram Gopal Varma’s iconic film Satya. Then he has shown his mettle in films like Tamanna, Bandit Queen, Shool, Zubeida and LOC Kargil. In Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Aks he stood up to the mighty Amitabh Bachchan. But the film did not do well at the box office.
For some reason Manoj Bajpai got the parallel cinema actor tag and he did not get any opportunities in the mainstream cinema. But Prakash Jha’s Rajneeti and Aarakshan brought the actor into limelight. However Gangs of Wasseypur must make Bollywood filmmakers to think more about this actor. He is now shooting for Chakravyuh and Shootout At Wadala.