Pankaj Tripathi- The Hero we need but don’t deserve
The gem of a person, a blockbuster star, yet so humble Pankaj Tripathi is undoubtedly an uncrowned legend. Give him any character and he will be it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson rightly said, “A great man is always willing to be little.” Well, this is true for this family man and Bollywood blockbuster of all times. He is successful, well-rooted and inexplicably humble. We are talking about the brightest shining star- Pankaj Tripathi.
The name strikes a chord or two, isn’t it? Pankaj Tripathi has played some of the most iconic characters and he completely owned them. We are not sure how Pankaj Tripathi blows his charm into all his roles.
You give him any character and he will be it. That’s our very own Pankaj Tripathi for you.
A man so humble, one could keep on talking about him and I plead not guilty. His presence is so powerful that the moment his character walks in a film, the Pankaj Tripathi charm takes all over. Thereafter, it is him performing in the moonlight and almost every character seems to fade in the background.
An Enlightened Person And Engaging Speaker
Speaking of his journey, Pankaj Tripathi said in an interview, “Ghar, Gaadi, ye sab bhram hai, mithya hai. Journey important hai. Kisi ko meri journey inspire kar sakti hai, par ye ghar, gaadi ye sab bhautik chizein hain(A car and a house are just material possessions. However, the journey is important. It is my journey that can inspire someone, but not my material possessions. These are untrue earthly things).”
Inspired From The Best
Do you know who does Pankaj Tripathi take inspiration from? It is everyone’s favourite — Manoj Bajpayee. He has spoken on many platforms about his religious devotion to Bajpayee ever since he can recollect. In a recent interaction on a TV show, Manoj Bajpayee spoke about an incident that happened years ago. Bajpayee’s devotee and follower, Pankaj Tripathi has still kept the slippers that Manoj Bajpayee left in a hotel. It was a moment of a meltdown for everyone.
A Simple Family Man
Pankaj Tripathi is known for wearing his heart on his sleeve. Time and again, he has expressed great affection and gratefulness to his wife and family for being supportive. While he may not be very vocal about his love for his wife, but as he says — ‘The eyes speak more than the words ever will‘.He has openly spoken about his struggles and the journey that carved him out of his real self. Notably, he is also a staunch feminist and vouches for equal opportunities and respect for all genders.
A Rock-Solid Actor And An Underrated Legend
Every character played by Pankaj Tripathi is an epic in itself. There is something about his natural acting that strikes at the viewer’s hapless heart. Pankaj Tripathi’s acting is so rich and fine that one can’t believe he’s not the character in reality. On your birthday, we wish you good health and prosperity. You are a gem that the people of this century are blessed to have witnessed.
Epic Roles Performed With Simplicity
Lawyer Madhav Mishra in Criminal Justice, Sultan Qureshi in Gangs Of Wasseypur, Baron Kehri Singh in Gurgaon, Guruji in Sacred Games 2, Tony in Angrezi Medium, Sadhya Ji in Masaan, Anup Saxena in Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Rudra in Stree and this is an unending list.