For the first time in his career Manoj Bajpai has turned producer for the film Missing.
And boy, is he proud of his achievement.
“It isn’t easy, believe me, to be facing the camera and to be standing there looking into the minutest detail of the production,” says Manoj.
“But I did it. And I was there on the sets in my capacity as the films’s actor and producer. My co-producers of the project Vikram Malhotra, Shital Bhatia and Neeraj Pandey were not on the set even once. It was only me. I am proud to say I am a very hands-on producer,” says Manoj, adding that he didn’t want his participation as a producer to be made public until now.
“The important thing is to ensure such films get a proper release. My co-producers are capable and equipped to handle the situation.Now I’ve nothing to worry about,” says Manoj.
Manoj says it was Neeraj Pandey who pushed him to turn producer. “He kept saying I must do it. I wasn’t keen. But I am glad I listened to him. Now he’s persuading me to turn director.And It may happen sooner rather than later.”