SHOCKING: Manoj Bajpayee refutes working with his idol Naseeruddin Shah despite doing four films together

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Manoj Bajpayee is a seasoned actor and in his career, he has given some of the stellar performances in movies like ‘Bandit Queen’, ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, ‘Pinjar’, and ‘Aligarh’ among others. The National Award-winning actor recently appeared on a chat show of Film Companion that was shared by Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Vijay Sethupathi, Ayushmann Khurrana, Alia Bhatt, Parvathy, and Vijay Deverakonda.

Towards the end of the show, everyone was asked about their idol from whom they want to take advice about process, craft, acting, and fame. When the question was passed to Manoj Bajpayee, he took the name of his idol Naseeruddin Shah and said that he wants to work with him as both never shared the same screen space.

For the unversed, Manoj’s Bollywood debut was Drohkaal (1994) where he had a special appearance. Naseeruddin Shah also starred in the movie and they shared a scene together. In that case, it came as a strange to us how and why Manoj Bajpayee forgot about his debut movie in which he worked with his idol.

Also, in ‘Aiyaary’,  Manoj and Nawazuddin were together in a scene. Well, they also starred in ‘Raajneeti’, and ‘Dus Kahaaniyan’ and in both these films they didn’t appear in any scene together.

Did Manoj Bajpayee really forget that he worked with his idol in his debut movie? Well, only the actor can answer to this question.

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