Pankaj Tripathi has cemented his career in Bollywood after years of hard work. He started his acting career with brief roles in movies like Run, Bunty Aur Babli, and Omkara. The small-town actor is now one of the most popular actors in Bollywood. Working for over two decades now, Pankaj Tripathi has expressed why he doesn’t want to do films apart from the Hindi language.
Pankaj Tripathi has now bagged a prominent role in Ravi Jadhav’s directorial. He will essay former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the biopic titled Main Rahoon Ya Na Rahoon Yeh Desh Rehna Chahiye – ATAL. Recently the 46-year-old actor attended the International Film Festival of India in Goa. At the event, Tripathi spoke about working in the Hollywood or south film industries.
The Mirzapur star is reluctant to play role in any language other than Hindi. However, he mentioned that he is willing to work in any language if someone writes a Hindi-speaking character for him. For the unversed, he was seen in Chris Hemsworth’s Extraction which also starred Randeep Hooda.
Pankaj Tripathi said, “While language is not a barrier for me, I prefer Hindi cinema. It’s because I am comfortable with Hindi, main uss language ko samajhta hoon, uski bhavnaon ko, nuances ko behtar samajhta hoon (I understand the language better, I understand its emotions and nuances better). Forget Hollywood, I get offers from Telugu and Malayalam filmmakers but I feel I won’t be able to do justice to those films because I won’t be able to speak the language.”
He further added, “I won’t be able to bring out the feeling. Having said that, if someone can write a Hindi-speaking character for me, then I am open to working in any language film.” Pankaj also mentioned that he has no time to consider Hollywood or other language films as he has multiple Hindi projects.
On the professional front, Pankaj Tripathi last led the courtroom drama Criminal Justice: Adhura Sach after he made a big screen appearance in Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga. He is now filming in Lucknow for the third season on Mirzapur. He also has Oh My God 2, Fukrey 3, and Atal in the pipeline.