Amrit Ratna Samman: Today in the very special program ‘Amrit Ratna Samman’ organized by News18 India in the backdrop of Amrit Festival of Independence, Bollywood veteran Pankaj Tripathi told many things related to his life. He said that even today he does not consider himself successful, because he believes that there is no criterion for success.
Pankaj was associated with politics during his college days. He was a member of ABVP, but on why he distanced himself from politics, he said, “I didn’t enjoy politics, I enjoyed drama more because it takes different forms on stage and plays different characters.” And the audience knows that what is happening is a lie. Despite that, you get to cry and imagine about the platform of politics with this example.
He further said, ‘I am getting a lot from my efforts. I say one more thing that as I have studied from NSD, and NSD is a government institution, that institution is run by taxpayer’s money. So public and governments have contributed in my becoming an actor, so if I act poorly then the country will suffer and I feel that I should fulfill my responsibility with the same urgency so that no other Pankaj Tripathi like me reaches those facilities and that infrastructure. .’
During this, he also said that he got the first film when he was sleeping and now it is difficult to get films even while running. He said, ‘Someone told about me for a small role in the film ‘Run’ and I was sleeping at home when they came to me with offers for this film, so I did not work hard for the first film. Had to do it.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 02, 2022, 22:01 IST