Pankaj Tripathi reveals that he keeps getting offers for Telugu and Malayalam films but he never take them up.
Pankaj Tripathi is one of Bollywood's top actors right now. The 46-year-old is known for seamlessly performing any kind of role, so seeing him on screen is a true treat. It's really unbelievable that an actor with such talent hasn't appeared in any South movies. But the actor recently disclosed on the subject.
As everyone is aware, the South's film industries are currently enjoying a golden age, with support coming from all sides. Many Bollywood actors have been spotted appearing in the South. In truth, a few veterans had already come into contact and even Pankaj had had numerous approaches, but the actor consistently turned down roles in movies.
Pankaj Tripathi revealed during a discussion at the International Film Festival of India in Goa that he had turned down numerous offers from the South.
He said, “While language is not a barrier for me, I prefer Hindi cinema. It’s because I am comfortable with Hindi, main uss language ko samajhta hoon, uski bhavnaon ko, nuances ko behtar samajhta hoon (I understand the language better, I understand its emotions and nuances better).”
Pankaj Tripathi believes that his familiarity with Hindi will make it difficult for him to perform to the best of his ability.
“Forget Hollywood, I get offers from Telugu and Malayalam filmmakers but I feel I won’t be able to do justice to those films because I won’t be able to speak the language,” the Mirzapur actor quoted.
On the professional front, Pankaj Tripathi will co-star with Akshay Kumar in Oh My God 2 and will star in the online series "Gulkanda Tales."