Manoj Bajpayee found difficult to understand Oppenheimer

Manoj Bajpayee recently celebrated a significant milestone with the release of his 100th Bollywood film, Bhaiyya Ji. Known for his versatility and commitment to experimental cinema, Manoj has consistently pushed the boundaries of his craft since his debut in Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen.

Manoj Bajpayee on Understanding Christopher Nolan

In a candid interview with Ranveer Allahabadia for his YouTube podcast, Manoj Bajpayee admitted to struggling with understanding Christopher Nolan’s films, particularly the director’s complex concept of time. Manoj shared, “Yaar dekho, Nolan mujhe samajh nahi aate zyada, main aapko sach me batau. Time ka jo concept hai na, mujhe samajhne me thodi dikkat hoti hai. Lekin koshish kar rha hu, uspe kuchh padh ke, usko samajhne ki.” He added that he found it challenging to grasp the narrative of Oppenheimer.

Manoj Bajpayee on Nolan’s War Films

Discussing Nolan’s war film Dunkirk, Manoj revealed that he finds the concept of war deeply disturbing. He recounted his experience working on the film LOC Kargil, where he found the reality of war—people killing each other and the loss of lives—extremely troubling. “The one thing that has always disturbed me is the concept of war. LOC Kargil mujhe karte hue bhi pareshani ho rhi thi. Log marte hain, ek dusre ko log maar rhe hote hain. Bohot disturbing sachhai hai.”

Manoj Bajpayee’s Filmography

Manoj Bajpayee made his acting debut as Man Singh in Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen. He gained widespread recognition with his performances in films like Satya, Shool, Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar, Zubeidaa, Aks, and Pinjar. Manoj’s portrayal of complex characters has earned him a reputation as one of the finest actors in Indian cinema. He also achieved significant popularity with his role in Raj and DK’s spy series The Family Man.

Manoj Bajpayee’s next venture is Raam Reddy’s Indian-American co-production, The Fable. This upcoming project promises to showcase Manoj’s acting prowess once again, as he continues to take on diverse and challenging roles.


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