Filmmakers don’t leave Pankaj Tripathi as he thinks he should do less work
Actor Pankaj Tripathi, one of the busiest actors in Hindi cinema, says he wants to slow down, but his desire for great stories fails. Over the past two years, Tripathi has constantly returned to the show. and films such as Mirzapur, Criminal Justice, Gunjan Saxena: Kargil Girl, Ludo, Kaagaz, and most recently Mimi.
The 44-year-old actor said he plans to take a break from acting, but the filmmakers are not yet ready to leave him alone.“In recent times, I have been getting this feeling that I should slow down and do less work. But what can I do? Filmmakers don’t leave me and want me to be part of their films. I also get enchanted by the stories that they are trying to tell. “But I do believe that I need to take a break to preserve my well-being,” Tripathi told PTI in an interview.
This is why when not working, Tripathi travels a lot. “When I’m not working, then I just eat, sleep and do yoga. I also travel a lot. Whenever I get a small break in between shoots, I just leave for someplace with my family,” he added. Last week, Tripathi was honored with the prestigious Diversity in Cinema award at the Indian Film Festival Melbourne (IFFM). The actor said that the honor is important to him because he believes that receiving the award is tantamount to public praise.
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“This award means a lot to me. For an actor, every kind of appreciation, even in the form of an award, is special. It motivates us to go the extra mile and do better with our performances. “An award is also a representation of people’s love for our work. We get to know that we are on the right track,” Tripathi said, adding that the special mention he received at the 2018 National Film Awards for his performance in Newton remains close to his heart.
When asked about his worst fear in life, the ever-so-humble actor said he doesn’t have any. “I don’t have any worst fears. I know that earlier people were not aware of me and now they are. And then, again people will not know me. This is the circle of life, and therefore, there is no point in being fearful in life. “I’m not chasing anything. I just wish that good roles and characters keep coming to me. I want to be able to maintain a balance between cinema and my personal life,” Tripathi said.
The actor is currently awaiting the premiere of two of his most ambitious films, Ranveer Singh led 83 and Bachchan Pandey, starring Akshay Kumar. “I have no update on 83 and Bachchan Pandey but I had a great time shooting for those films. The characters I play in these movies are slightly different from the roles I have played till now,” he added.