Over the years, exceptional actor Pankaj Tripathi has been winning the hearts of his audiences and the attention of his stringent critics with one powerful role after the other. When you ask him which is that one role that’s the dearest to him, he’ll tell you it’s Mirzapur’s Kaleen bhaiya.
“All the characters are very good. People loved them but the popularity Kaleen bhaiya gave me an actor — People know me as Kaleen bhaiya. That is what the character has done. It has made me really popular,” Pankaj Tripathi told IANS.
The reason why Pankaj Tripathi gives credit to Mirzapur for making him popular is that Bollywood never gave him the chance to be recognized, even when he is such a fine performer.
“This happened for the first time that my own hoardings were put up in India during season 1 (of ‘Mirzapur’). Before that, no cinema put up my hoardings, and I am a good actor. People liked me but the cinema never gave me space in the posters,” Pankaj Tripathi said.
So when asked is it fair to say that Pankaj Tripathi today is a household name because of Mirzapur, he accepted.
“Mirzapur helped me get the success I have today. The character of Kaleen Bhaiyya gave me that space” concluded Pankaj Tripathi. Well, on 23rd October 2020 we’ll all know what to do and that is binge-watch the second season of Mirzapur.
It’s strange to see how Bollywood industry, the most well-known industry of India promotes groupism, favouritism and nepotism. The question that why talented outsiders don’t get the deserved fame has been in the limelight for decades now. Well! This is not the only story of this century but started way back in the ’90s. The industry needs to realise that people watch movies for their interest in talented actors and not for nepotism.
Source: India Times