Manoj Bajpai doesn’t enjoy the tag of being the superstar of the OTT platform.
In fact Manoj Bajpai is deeply mortified by the tag. “It’s very embarrassing to be tagged a star or superstar or whatever. You please give the tag to someone else. Firstly, I don’t believe in such tags. I only believe in doing my work . These titles are of no use to me.”
Manoj Bajpai remains impervious to the ups and downs of his career. “I have never gotten carried away by success. Nor have I been bogged down by failure. I am not here to make money or win awards. I am here to act because I simply love the process and craft of acting.”
Manoj Bajpai sees acting as not just a passion but also a job. “I am only interested in doing my job well. Of course there are the obvious benefits of your films doing well, and I’m not denying that. Nor am I saying that the money I make is not important.I am just saying that talking about it is embarrassing to me.”
So has his price been hiked after The Family Man? “When you are part of a series as phenomenally successful as The Family Man which is a success the worldover, of course your salary is hiked .I am no different from any actor who is part of a successful project. Otherwise success or failure makes no difference to me.I will keep working to the best of my abilities as long as my body allows.”
As for being called a superstar Manoj Bajpai again disowns such labels. “I’ve never believed in them. I don’t believe in such labels and I don’t deserve them.”