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Mahesh Manjrekar on feeling jealous of actors like Pankaj Tripathi

While he continues to play important characters in several films and shows, he mentioned how as an actor he dies to have roles tailor-made for him which hasn't been the case for a while.

Published: Tuesday,Dec 07, 2021 22:49 PM GMT-07:00
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Mahesh Manjrekar and Pankaj Tripathi

Director Mahesh Manjrekar has just delivered a successful film in the form of Antim: The Final Truth where the man took on directing duties for a Hindi language film after the longest time (barring The Power).

But one cannot forget his prowess as an actor as well where he has played some of the most iconic roles in multiple films. And while he continues to play important characters in several films and shows, he mentioned how as an actor he dies to have roles tailor-made for him which hasn't been the case for a while.

Talking about it with ETimes, he said, “I used to be an actor for several years. I had quit it but out of nowhere, Sanjay Gupta dragged me back into it with Kaante and a few of his subsequent films. I think anyone could have played the part I played in Kaante. Of course, I had fun working on it and I still enjoy working with him (their last collaboration was Mumbai Saga this year). Now, there comes a time in life where you seek roles that mean something, add weight to a film or they’re tailored for you.


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He added, "I feel jealous of actors like Pankaj Tripathi. Roles are written for him. Unless something like that comes to me, I don’t want to get into acting. I remember the role I played in Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota. It was awesome, but the film didn’t do much at cinemas. Yet, after playing such parts, I don’t know why I need to go on and on. Till I find something substantial and special, meant for me, I don’t want to do it. I did it for many years to keep my kitchen running.”

That is indeed true and we hope that we get to see the brilliant actor Manjrekar is in a role worthy of him at the soonest.


Mahesh Manjrekar Pankaj Tripathi Antim: The Final Truth 


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