Mirzapur became a cult classic show with Pankaj Tripathi yet again proving why we all love him as an actor. His role in the OTT show was an instant hit and the charachter of Kaleen Bhaiya became a star in itelf. More that his dailogues or the character, Tripathi’s Kaleen Bhaiya got viral for his neck move, so much that the actor now gets scripts with the mention of the same for other projects as well.
“People making memes are very creative. They observe small things and give it a whole new interpretation. I noticed how I do it (neck movement) in the middle of Mirzapur’s shooting. I got a script for a TVC recently where it was mentioned ‘Tripathi’s signature nod here’. I say if you ask for it deliberately, I can’t do it. It’s spontaneous,” he told Indian Express.
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He went on to talk about how he has now become a celebrity back in his hometown. Thanking th younge people who gather outside his house whenever he visits his parents, the actor said, “Youngsters from far-away places, even UP-border come, sometimes even at midnight. I meet as many people as I can. But because of that I end up spending less time with my parents. I need to be at my main door all the time”.
He went on to add that his parents have not see most of his work but loved his recent outing, Mimi. He added, “A boy from rural India came here to become an actor, and eventually became one, people started recognising him, this in itself is a miracle. Our state Bihar is a little behind in terms of artistic landscape. I was speaking with Manoj bhaiya (Manoj Bajpayee) too that OTT has made actors like us, immensely busy and popular.”
On the work front, Pankaj Tripathi is rumoured to be a part of Oh My God 2. “Oh My God 2 will feature Pankaj Tripathi as the lead character alongside Akshay Kumar, who gets back to play his role from the first part. The discussions have been going on for quite some time with Pankaj and everything is now locked,” a source close to the development revealed to Pinkvilla.