- “The moment he narrated the story, I was on board,” mentioned Pankaj Tripathi
- The movie is about to premiere on ZEE5 on January 7
- The movie has been introduced by Salman Khan
Actor Pankaj Tripathi says he was looking out for one thing thrilling when actor-director Satish Kaushik provided him Kaagaz, a movie which he immediately fell in love with. The movie relies on the lifetime of Bharat Lal aka Lal Bihari from Azamgarh, who fought a authorized battle for 18 years to show that he’s alive. During a digital press convention on the trailer launch of Kaagaz, Pankaj Tripathi mentioned he was drawn to the world of Lal and it did not take him a lot time to know his weird battle. “The moment he (Satish Kaushik) narrated me the story, I was on board. I told him I’m ready with my dates, just let me know when should I come. As an actor, you’re on the lookout for scripts which make you feel like, ‘I deserve this story.’ I felt like that with Kaagaz. I grabbed the film before he could change his mind,” Pankaj Tripathi informed reporters.
Like Lal, who ran from pillar to publish to contest official papers which declared him lifeless, the 44-year-old actor has had his share of wrestle to get observed within the trade which had largely missed him. Pankaj Tripathi struggled for nearly a decade earlier than getting a breakthrough in Gangs Of Wasseypur in 2012 and has since emerged as one of the vital talked about stars, with profitable performances in movies and reveals like Stree, Mirzapur, Sacred Games and Ludo.
“I had to struggle a lot, which is part of the job. Till the time an actor’s identity isn’t established, he’s lost. Many people come to Mumbai with the dream of becoming an actor. Till they don’t establish an identity, they keep at it. So there’s a fight to make an identity even in cinema. The story of Kaagaz has a similar battle, that of existence. My struggle has been long but organic and fruitful. I’ve learnt how to live because of it,” he added.
Presented by famous person Salman Khan, the movie is about to premiere on ZEE5 on January 7.
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