‘Life has taught me a lot’: says Mirzapur’s Pankaj Tripathi
From Mirzapur to Mimi, Indian versatile actor Pankaj Tripathi has sure come a long way. The actor, whose early roles are mostly credited as ‘unnamed character’ now has roles written specifically for him.
His presence has become a value add in any project, whether it is a film or web series. And such as the quality of his work that it would be hard for any one of us to pick just one favorite film or series that features Pankaj Tripathi.
Recently in an interview, a question asked Pankaj Tripathi that what goes behind creating a character like Bhanu. At first, Tripathi joked that when he is paid on time, the work becomes easy. But later, Pankaj said the script was a huge boon and even director Laxman Utekar’s guidance helped him.
“Duniya me bohot saare logo se mile hai, aisi paristhiti me rahe hai (I have met many people, I have lived in many situations). I have seen that world. So, it is all an experience of life. Life taught me a lot. So, it all comes from the learnings,” the Run actor said when asked about how he makes his character on the script come alive on screen.
Even Mimi director said that Bhanu was written keeping Pankaj in mind. “Before even getting started with the script, we were sure Bhanu will be played by Pankaj sir. The dialogues were written keeping Pankaj sir in mind,” the director concluded
After the release of the Mimi trailer, people tagged it as yet another small-town story. But Pankaj said while hundreds of stories from the heartland have made it to the silver screen, there are more left to be told.
“Abhi bohot saari kahani bachi hai. Humara desh bohot bada hai dost. Yes, we will tell urban stories, that are based abroad but we also need to tell stories that dig deep into the roots of our nation. So many stories have been told but there are thousands more waiting to be explored,” Pankaj replied.