Manoj Bajpayee is an Indian film actor who predominantly works in Hindi cinema and has also done Telugu and Tamil language films. He is the recipient of two National Film Awards and four Filmfare Awards. He says the Indian film industry appreciates great talent only after experiencing its loss.
“I think it’s something that always happens in Bollywood… We don’t appreciate great talent when they are alive, but we say great things after they have passed away,” Manoj said here. His comment comes in the wake of the demise of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro director Kundan Shah. National Award-winning director Kundan Shah, best known for his dark satire “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro” and coming-of-age comedy “Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa”, passed away at his residence early Saturday. Shah died of a heart attack, sources close to the family told.
“They talked about social taboos and also questioned the unhealthy practices of our society. He never made a film only for entertainment but always gave important messages through his films. The saddest part is that he wasn’t appreciated enough when he was alive,” Manoj said here during a promotional interview for his upcoming film “Rukh”.
The film “Rukh” is scheduled to release on October 27.