Manoj Bajpayee the critically acclaimed and noted Indian actor Manoj at the ongoing Cannes Film Festival promoting his upcoming film "Bhonsle". While the film doesn't deal with the usual behaviour of the Indian films, the actor said any attacks made by people on films and makers don't bother him.
As he believes creative minds cannot be bent or broken, he made a statement, "I don't think any creative person would be fearful enough to stop making films just because some hooligans have become a problem. They will not. Creative persons have chosen this field by revolting against the norms of the society. They have been rebellious since their childhood."
In Independent movie, there are challenges in scripts and the role while he said he chooses to act in such kind of film, "If there is no challenge, then why do an independent film? Independent films have ample scope to test any great actor or test the acting skills of anyone. They push you not only to do better, but also to learn a few more skills that are needed to do those roles. These come from young film directors who have been watching these kinds of films, from all over the world, right since their childhood," he added.
He is very cheerful about the fate of Indian independent cinema.
As per the critically acclaimed actor, "Definitely, the situation of independent cinema in India has improved a lot. You can see the presence of Indian independent filmmakers and their films all over the world in various international film festivals. It is amazing. The way it has been growing multifold and in leaps and bounds, it has been amazing."
Manoj said, "I really feel that in a place like Cannes new filmmakers from India, from different languages, should make it a point to come here together and show their presence, show their strength. And also tell the world that the Indian film industry is not only about song and dance, it is also about very strong content and has lots of very creative young filmmakers."
"At this point in time, there are really some great characters and some good roles to be performed, so my mind is just focused on the acting."
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