"I have a phobia of heights and I'll nevermore forget standing at the torrent of a scaur trying not to look down, "shiver Manoj Bajpayee reminiscing about 'Satya' (1998) that put him on the road to success. He remembers how horrified he and everyone around him was, shouting out to him to look outright. The scene that should have taken thirty minutes strung to two hours. "The light was going; I was going berserker and had lose sight of all my lines. Once it was canned, Anurag Kashyap and I sat down for a smoke and after "pack-up" went to my house and got drunk," delineate the actor.
He accept he still gets vertigo attacks. "Satya was my first big break, a film with Ram Gopal Varma. I didn't want to hoopla. Playing Bhiku Mhatre was a 24 x 7 job - I nevermore left Bhiku lonely. There were adequate signals that something good was happening; that even if Satya didn't work, I'd be applaud as an actor," says Manoj.
Manoj Bajpayee won the National Award for Best Supporting Actor and swept trophies at other award functions as well for Satya (1998). The achievement of just how big Bhiku Mhatre was, effectless in when he went to Pune post the film's release.
The road from the airport to the venue was lined with people chanting his name. "The stage crash down because everybody wanted to touch me and clambered on it, "he laughs. "I'm not a Maharashtrian. I had been in Mumbai only for five years, so it was a high to be expansive for my Marathi accent and diction."
After Fifteen Years, he still recalls filming the song, Goli maar bheje mein, which was the last to be shot. "The absolute crew was drinking alcohol and singing along. It was our wrap-up party on screen. By the time it was potted, the floor was wet with beer and we were completely sloshed," he chuckles.
Satya 2 is forth coming movie and Manoj wishes his mentor-director RGV best of luck. "I'll always be grateful to this intelligent who saw the spark in me and gave me Satya which took me to great heights," he asserts.