The promos of Prakash Jha’s ‘Satyagraha’ gives us a hint of similarity with the Anna Hazare movement but the starcast said that the movie is not based on the popular movement of 2011. Actor Manoj Bajpayee said, “It is not based on Anna Hazare’s movement at all. It is a fight of a single person against a corrupt system.”
The actor also reveals that his role in the movie is both negative and comical. Manoj Bajpayee laughed saying, “Balram Singh, the character that I play in the film, is plain evil but his antics are such that he appears to be comical. He is actually the comic relief of the film“. Manoj Bajpayee have become a regular antagonist in all of Prakash Jha’s movies. “Rajneeti” potrayed the negative side of every character in the movie. No character was totally white or black. But in ‘Satyagraha’, Manoj Bajpayee is the only cunning and wicked character in the movie. The rest are all positive characters.
The actor also claims that any movie which is based on public movements can’t be called as a film based on Anna Hazare. Manoj Bajpayee said, “How else does one protest in this country? If you look at it, almost all protest movements follow a similar pattern. You stage dharnas, you go on a fast- so yes, ‘Satyagraha’ takes examples of many such movements in the film. But it is very different from Anna Hazare’s movement.”
Manoj who had worked in Television series in the 1990s when he featured in the popular TV series ‘Swabhimaan’ is open to working on TV again. He said, “I’d be happy to work on TV again, either in fiction or as a host on some reality show-depends on the kind of work I get. But please don’t expect me to participate in a show where they will keep me locked in a house for three months. I can’t stay away from my daughter for that long. It would be impossible”.
Actor, Manoj Bajpayee is greedy for roles. He worked in movies like ‘Satya’, ‘Shool’ and the recent ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ and worked with very talented directors in his career The actor further said, “As an actor I am greedy, so wanted to be a part of all those movies I wasn’t a part of. Why limit yourself? I’m greedy to do all kinds of roles.”