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 his concerns about the content in mainstream Hindi cinema.
It is currently often said that if a film or series has Pankaj Tripathi then it is good content. The actor reflected on why most of the recently released films are not working at the box office. He is not certain but he positively feels it is the poor content that is pulling the movie down. Tripathi is worried about the content in the Hindi film industry.
Talking to Connect FM Canada, he told “I don’t have a strong assumption, but I can give vague reasons with my analysis. If I talk about myself over the last 15 years, my taste in cinema is very distinct. I see some Malayalam films and some Bengali films, but I only see a few in mainstream Hindi cinema. Maybe the audience changed after the pandemic because they watched a lot of OTT. There are stories from all over the world on these platforms, and the audience may be improved their taste and thought ‘what are you presenting to us?'”
Pankaj further added, “Earlier, the options were also very few. One film would release and get all the screens, so the audience will only go there. Now it’s not possible. People talk about the South but I was recently reading a report that there also only these 3-4 popular films have worked. I don’t remember correctly but there were 100 films made and only 3-4 worked. But Hindi mein jis kism ka kai baar mainstream cinema mein kaam hota hai, content pe, writing pe, mujhe hamesha chinta hoti hai (But the kind of work that is done in mainstream Hindi cinema in terms of content and writing, it always worries me).”
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 with Akshay Kumar in the pipeline.