Manoj Bajpayee On His Role In Veer Zaara, 'Yash Ji Ke Saath Hum Jaise Actors Ki Koi Jagah Nahi Thi'

In a recent interview, Manoj Bajpayee recalled getting a pivotal role in Yash Chopras much-acclaimed film, 'Veer Zaara'.


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Manoj Bajpayee On His Role In Veer Zaara, 'Yash Ji Ke Saath Hum Jaise Actors Ki Koi Jagah Nahi Thi'

Manoj Bajpayee is one of the finest actors in Bollywood. He has often left his fans awestruck with his performances while experimenting in diverse roles. But it was never easy for the actor initially as he rarely got chances to work with big filmmakers. In a recent interview, Manoj recalled getting a role in Yash Chopra’s film, Veer Zaara.

Manoj Bajpayee talks about getting a role in 'Pinjar'

Manoj Bajpayee recalled the year 2002, in which many of his films tanked at the box office and one of them was Pinjar. Though Pinjar got Manoj a National Award, it was not a commercially successful film. In an interview with Siddharth Kannan, Manoj revealed how Pinjar got him a role in Veer Zaara. In his words:

“I got a National award for Pinjar. But it did not work at the box-office. But you know what Pinjar gave me? It gave me Veer Zaara. Yash ji saw the film and he was mesmerised and he was adamant on getting me to do that role in Veer Zaara.”

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The dynamic actor, who had seen a tough time in the initial phase of his career, recalled how Yash Chopra was adamant about casting him. He also revealed that Yash Chopra told him that he wasn’t sure whether he would get another chance to work with the actor. Elaborating on the same, Manoj said:

“Nahi toh Yash ji ke saath hum jaise actors ki koi jagah he nahi thi. Yash ji kehte bhi the ki ‘beta, yeh ab hojaega kyunki pata nahi kab kaam karenge tere saath main tere jaise actors ke liye film nahi banata.”


Manoj Bajpayee’s professional and personal life

Manoj Bajpayee is hailed for his acting chops as he puts life into every character he plays. Do you know that he was rejected more than thrice from the prestigious National School of Drama? With films like SatyaBandit QueenZubeidaaRaajneetiGangs of Wasseypur to Aligarh, Manoj has proved his niche on the silver screen with unconventional roles.

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It was during the release of his film, Satya that he met actress Neha, whose debut film, Kareeb was released on the same day. The two became friends and fell in love. After dating each other for eight years, the duo tied the knot in 2006. After nearly five years of marital bliss, the couple got promoted as parents after the arrival of their baby girl, Awa Nayla, in 2011.


Manoj Bajpayee will next be seen in the crime-action thriller film, Bhaiyya Ji.

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