Padma Shri awardee and recipient of three National Film Awards, Manoj Bajpayee has emerged as one of the most trustworthy and fine actors in Bollywood. Not only films, but he has left a lasting impression on television and the OTT space too. While he clearly enjoys a strong fanbase, there are some who are still not able to value and recognise his brilliance. One of them is comedian Sunil Pal.
Recently, the comedian lashed out at Manoj and called him a 'gira hua aadmi'. Sunil's scathing attack didn't go down well with many who wanted Manoj to fire back at the comedian. Now, in an interview with a leading daily, Manoj reacted to Sunil's comment. Keeping his calm, the actor first laughed off and then told, "I understand people don’t have jobs. I completely understand. I have been in this situation. But in these kinds of situations, people should meditate."
For the unversed, Sunil, while talking about Raj Kundra's arrest in an alleged pornography case, said a clampdown is necessary and said many bigwigs are taking advantage of there being no censorship on digital platforms, and making web series that cannot be watched at home. He told, "Main khaas kar naam lena chahunga, main bohot nafrat karta hoon inn 3-4 logon se, like Manoj Bajpayee. Manoj Bajpayee kitna hi bada actor hoga, kitne hi bade awards mile, par usse zyada badtameez aur gira hua aadmi maine nahi dekha."
Taking a dig at Manoj's The Family Man 2 web series, Sunil said, "Duniya tumko (Manoj) rashtrapati award de rahe hai aur kar kya rahe ho tum family audience ke liye? Web series bana rahe ho jahaan tum aisi duniya bata rahe ho jahaan tum biwi ka chakkar kahin aur chal raha hai, tera kahin aur chal raha hai, minor bachchi boyfriend ki baat kar rahi hai, chhota beta apni age se zyada… Aisi family hoti hai kya? Abhi uska season rok diya ki Lonavala mein kya ho raha hai, Khandala mein kya ho raha hai. Kya ho raha hai? Yehi sab ho raha hoga aur kya? Tumne chhoda hi kya hai?"
He added, "Yeh saari cheezein jo hai na bandh honi chahiye. Yeh bhi ek porn hai. Porn sirf dikhane ka nahi hota, vichaaron ka bhi porn hota hai."
(Source: Hindustan Times)