Actors should not be biased towards a genre: Manoj Bajpayee

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    PTI | New Delhi

    March 19, 2017 | 04:52 PM
Manoj Bajpayee, Naam Shabana, Neeraj Pandey, Aligarh

Manoj Bajpayee (PHOTO: Facebook)

Manoj Bajpayee says while a director can have a set genre, actors should not be biased towards a specific type of movie.

The 47-year-old actor, who will be seen playing a pivotal role in the upcoming spy action film Naam Shabana, says actors should constantly look for good roles and good scripts, irrespective of the genre.

"A director may work within the confines of a genre, but actors don't have a genre set. They are looking for good scripts and they go wherever they find one. That's what I do as well. I'm not biased towards any particular type of film, story or genre.

"But actors should not be biased towards their favourite genre. I am always looking for something exciting, entertaining and challenging. Sometimes it comes from Neeraj Pandey (scriptwriter for Naam Shabana), sometimes it comes in the form of a Hansal Mehta (Aligarh) too and sometimes it is from Anurag Kashyap (Gangs of Wasseypur)," says Manoj.

Talking about his character in Naam Shabana, the actor says, "This man has a gruesome past. He was a jawan and has seen many deaths, cold-blooded murders, including fellow agents." 

Manoj says it was a difficult role for him as Neeraj wanted him to say his lines without showing any emotion.

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