Panaji: Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee on Saturday said his role in Amit Sharma-directed Tevar is something people have never seen before.
“The role of Bahubali Gajender Singh is something that people have never seen earlier. He is a man from Mathura and he is a lover boy. But the dangerous part is that he falls in love with a girl who does not love him. And he is a hard core criminal and mafia of that area,” the 45-year-old actor told PTI on the sidelines of IFFI.
The Gangs of Wasseypur star said Tevar is a big budget film and its trailer has created huge curiosity in viewers.
The film starring Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha which is expected to release next month is a remake of director Gunasekhar’s 2003 Telugu film Okkadu.
Bajpayee said there was no pressure on him of any sort while acting for the movie.
“I keep doing mainstream films whenever I am offered great roles. Mainstream gives me money and it adds a lot of value to Manoj Bajpayee which I use for my independent films,” he commented. “If I do one commercial film, I do 5-6 independent films. I do mainstream films to get strength as an actor,” Bajpayee added.
Talking about Neeraj Pandey’s Saat Uchakkey, the actor said it is one of his most favourite films.
“Saat Uchakkey is one of the most favourite films of mine and it is the most difficult role too. More difficult than any role I have done earlier. I have tried to make it much more difficult by giving a twisted characterisation. I am expecting a lot from the film. Hopefully, it will have a fantastic release,” he said.
The actor said that the filmmakers of Saat Uchakkey are now looking for a window for release and it will hit theatres by the end of December or January, next year.
Responding to a question, Bajpayee said he along with few of his friends have put together an online platform to give space to unreleased films, which could not make it to theatres due to paucity of money.
“We are going to put in all the films that are unreleased and those are master pieces. This is a platform which is monetised and 50 per cent of the money will go to the filmmaker,” he explained.
“I am trying to promote it in independent filmmakers. Those rare films will be put on the website for the people to pick and watch it and pay little bit of money for it and half of the money will go for the filmmaker,” Bajpayee added.
The Satya actor said movie promotions have taken over filmmaking craft today.
“This is not the first time it has been happening. Many of the bad films are promoted very well because they have a lot of money and most of the good films are not promoted because they don’t have money. They don’t find buyers, they don’t find theatre and audience. In the end, the content gets defeated.”