Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Movies
1-min read

Would Like to be a Part of Theater Every Moment of My Life, Says Manoj Bajpai

Manoj Bajpai says that he continues to do his bit for theatre, the art form that marked the beginning of his performance career.

IANS

Updated:October 12, 2019, 6:02 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Would Like to be a Part of Theater Every Moment of My Life, Says Manoj Bajpai
File photo of Manoj Bajpayee.

His recent OTT outing, 'The Family Man' may have opened an entirely new segment of viewers for Manoj Bajpai, but the actor stresses that he continues to do his bit for theatre, the art form that marked the beginning of his performance career.

"I prefer not to talk too much about this aspect of my life, but yes, I consistently train acting students at NSD (National School of Drama) besides holding workshops at other institutes. I would like to be part of theatre every moment of my life but acting on the stage is just one part of theatre. I have done enough of that, and frankly don't miss it," he told IANS.

In the capital for the three-day Kathakar Festival (October 11-13), a celebration of the oral story tradition, which will witness participation of artistes from around the world, Bajpai emphasized on the need to have solid stories in order to keep the audiences glued.

"No matter what the medium is, ultimately it is engrossing content that does the trick and makes everything worthwhile," he said.

Talking about ‘The Family Man', being aired on Amazon Prime Video, Bajpai admitted that he was surprised seeing the penetration of OTT platforms in the country.

"As an actor, it was quite a revelation. This platform just cannot be ignored as it is the future of entertainment," he said, adding that the medium's ability to reach audiences globally is a win-win for actors.

The actor believes that censorship, just cannot work for OTT platforms considering the fact that the content is generated keeping in mind a global audience with varied sensibilities and culture.

"Only parents can decide on the content. I have a young daughter, and I am quite conscious of what I watch when she is around."

Believing that a platform is decided by the kind of subject being dealt with, the actor, who has enjoyed both critical acclaim and audience appreciation for his realistic portrayals, says that themes that need to be dealt in a precise form are best suited for OTT.

Follow @News18Movies for more

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results