Actor Manoj Bajpayee, who is currently recovering from COVID19 has much to cheer about. The actor has won his third trophy at the prestigious National Film Awards. Manoj won his first National Awards for his supporting role in Satya. This was followed by his second win with a jury award for Pinjar.
After this Manoj Bajpayee worked in many films and won a lot of critical acclaim for his work but he did not score another win at the National awards for many years…till now. Everyone wondered why Manoj was overlooked even after his stellar performance in Gangs of Wasseypur, Aligarh etc.
This is what the actor said after receiving the prestigious award, “On many occasions, some of my really acclaimed performances – which I hold close to my heart and I am so proud of – were somewhere left out. The admirers who knew about the work protested against the choices of other performances over those performances of mine, but I’ve never said a thing.”