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Manoj Bajpayee shares his take on 1000 crore grossers; says ‘OTT has been a boon for actors like me’

Discussions over pan Indian movies crossing the Rs. 1000 crore mark and debates over South and North films have been a thing in the previous weeks

  • Akshay Krishna

Last Updated: 07.26 AM, May 12, 2022

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Manoj Bajpayee shares his take on 1000 crore grossers; says ‘OTT has been a boon for actors like me’

Indian cinema has come to a point where fans and even stars from both the South and North industries are discussing the success of pan Indian movies. Following RRR and KGF: Chapter 2 crossing the Rs. 1000 crore mark, actor Manoj Bajpayee now has his say on the matter. 

Talking to Puja Talwar in a recent interview, the actor said, “No one wants to talk about the film or the performances or contribution of the other departments”.He added that we are stuck with collections of Rs. 1000 crore of Rs. 400 crore and the debate has been going for a long time and it does not look like it will end. 

The actor said that critics ask why his movies are not doing the same and he answers that mainstream actors are evaluated on the basis of box office numbers.

“I was never a part of that world (mainstream). I used to go sometimes to that world for some reason but would come back again. For us getting our film released in theatres was tough before. Now it gets tougher due to the ₹1000 crore films.” he said. 

The actor also opened up about the rise of OTT platforms, and called it a boon. He says that it has been helpful to him, other actors, talents and other faculties. The actor further added that it is heartwarming to see many of them consumed by OTT and the amazing work they have been doing. 

Bajpayee, who is the lead in The Family Man, one of the most popular original web shows in India today, has a number of projects in the kitty including Gulmoha. The actor will also return for the much-awaited third season of The Family Man on Amazon Prime Video. 

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