Cinematic Bollywood:Actor Pankaj Tripathi is playing a leading role at Satish Kaushik directorial “Kaagaz”.
The character of Pankaj Tripathi, Lal Bihari Mritak fought for his life for 19 years after being declared dead by interests keen to take over his assets. This is a ZEE5 film and is backed by Salman Khan.
“Many people thought I deserved to play the lead role in a film. That desire will get fulfilled with Kaagaz,” Tripathi said in an exclusive chat with indianexpress.com.
Pankaj Tripathi said that he relates with the character of Lal Bihari Mritak, he said, ”I too had a journey of 17-18 years in Mumbai before I could prove myself as an actor. So his and my fight for identity is similar.”
When the actor was asked whether he feels a responsibility as a protagonist, he replied, “Be it a small or a big role, there is always a responsibility towards doing your job with honesty and to the best of your caliber. Over here, the responsibility didn’t increase as such, but I did know that all eyes will be on my performance. So I had to work harder. An artiste does become more aware in such a scenario,”
The actor said that he was having a same root connection with the character, “I belong to the same region in terms of culture and language. I hail from a place that’s 100 kilometers away from Azamgarh (Lal Bihari’s place). So his world wasn’t new to me,” he said.
Source: Indian Express