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Pankaj Tripathi on why dislikes being labelled a 'character actor': "Yeah, I definitely have a problem…"

Pankaj Tripathi will soon appear in Oh My God 2 with Akshay Kumar,and Yami Gautam.

Pankaj Tripathi on why dislikes being labelled a 'character actor': "Yeah, I definitely have a problem…"

  • Kanishka Dogra

Last Updated: 08.30 AM, Sep 07, 2022


In a recent interview, Pankaj Tripathi discusses how, in the past, he was never invited to Bollywood events but then today, he does not really think about attending them. Additionally, he stated that he dislikes the terms "supporting actor" as well as "character actor".

Pankaj discussed the Bollywood gatherings with Brut, adding, "Yes I don't go to Bollywood parties because earlier no one used to call me in these parties but now when they invite me, I don't feel like going."

He further expressed dissatisfaction with the label character actor. Pankaj explained, “Yeah, I definitely have a problem when people call me that. What is a supporting actor or a character actor? An actor is an actor. More than 'supporting actor,' I have a problem with being called a 'character actor'. I don't get the term 'character actor'. In films everyone is playing a character. Who is a characterless actor? Everyone is doing a character including the lead actors.”

Later, he added that if he had adequate funds after working for a while, he could give up acting. In reference to his absence of engagement in any conflicts, he referred to himself as "an example of an actor with no controversies."

Meanwhile, Pankaj made his acting debut in Run in 2004 and later appeared in Omkara in 2006. His performance in the Gangs of Wasseypur movie series, however, helped him gain popularity and ever since, he has appeared in several well-known movies like Mimi, Newton, Stree, Ludo, and Bareilly Ki Barfi. He has also appeared in other digital series, including Yours Truly, Criminal Justice, as well as Mirzapur.

Pankaj's most recent appearance was in the June film Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga. The movie, which was directed by Srijit Mukherji, also features Sayani Gupta and Neeraj Kabi. He will soon be seen with Akshay Kumar and Yami Gautam in Oh My God 2 - Amit Rai is set to helm the picture. It is a follow-up to the 2012 movie OMG – Oh My God!