Pankaj Tripathi made his Bollywood debut in 2004 with Run, nevertheless it wasn’t till a lot later that the actor obtained recognition for the good work he did on display. The function of Sultan Qureshi in Gangs of Wasseypur put the actor on the radar. Soon after, his rise knew no bounds with back-to-back power-packed hits. In a latest interview, Pankaj Tripathi opens up in regards to the good distance he has come and the way being recognised merely for his on-screen characters was not one thing that made him pleased.
In a latest interview, Pankaj Tripathi mentioned, “If today people call me by my characters’ names, I like it more. In the beginning, however, around six-seven years ago, I would feel bad that people didn’t know my name. They would say, ‘aap actor ho, uss film mein Sultan ka role kiya tha’ I would always wish they knew my name. And today, everyone knows my name but they love my characters so much that they deliberately call me by those names,” he commented.
He additionally added, “There’s a fan who plants trees on the occasion of my birthday every year. Then there was another one who I encountered while shooting in Delhi for Fukrey 3. He was shouting for two-three hours about how big a fan he is. But we aren’t allowed to get pictures clicked while we are in the character’s costume, in case the look gets leaked. I later got a handwritten note delivered to him.”
The actor additionally added how he feels unhappy when his followers can’t get an image with him. He provides, “Bura lagta hai jab uske baad bhi tasveer nahi khincha sakta. I am astounded that from an eight year old child to a senior citizen, I have a fan in every age group,”
Pankaj Tripathi additionally commented about how the love he receives from followers is overwhelming and makes him emotional. He says, “Logon ki ummeedein badh gayi hain, uss trust ko barkaraar rakhun. People tell me they listen to me. They go on YouTube to watch my interviews. Itna sammaan hai, emotional ho jaata hoon.”