People often ask why brilliant actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Irrfan Khan and Manoj Bajpayee do not enjoy the stardom which Khans or other superstars enjoy. Well, Manoj has answered the question in the simplest manner.
At a promotional event, he said, “Stars like Shah Rukh Khan have a power over the entire nation. One glimpse of him and people go berserk. It always amazed me how it can happen. It can’t be created. Either you are born with it or not.
“If I stand at the airport people won’t go crazy but if Shah Rukh stands, people will because he has a star charisma but I don’t have it. What I have is the ability to deliver and perform. That is what people expect from me and I try to stick to it,” added Manoj.
The actor thinks that the audience today is showing a lot of interest in realistic films. “For today’s writer, director or producer, women are a colleague and equally important part of the society. Earlier it was different. Women weren’t that much empowered. Today a director wants to work with a unique story."
“Common people always love to watch good stories but very few filmmakers used to make films like those. Now there is no shortage of good filmmaker in the industry. That is why these films are getting made and females are in the central character,” he added.
Speaking about his upcoming film Naam Shabana, Manoj says that the film is not a prequel of Baby. Also starring Tapsee Panu, it is releasing this Friday.