Posted on 25/Jun/2020 Riya
The sudden demise of actor Sushant Singh Rajput has given the voice to celebs to talk about their struggles and how they found it difficult to make their place in the entertainment industry. Several celebs including Kangana Ranaut and Abhay Deol have opened up about the existence of nepotism in the industry. Recently, actor Manoj Bajpayee also joined the debate and shared how 'the industry celebrates mediocrity and ignores those that are actually talented'.
Manoj stated that the world is not fair. The actor also stated that he has been saying this for 20 years that the industry celebrates 'mediocrity'. While talking to WION, Manoj said, "When we see talent, we immediately want to ignore or push it away. This is the value system of ours which is so deplorable. I have said it before that this industry has wasted talent; so much that in any other country those talents who have not been given their due here, would have been known as the best actors of the world. But we don’t care."
Manoj further revealed that he is not blaming someone as he himself is a part of the industry. The actor stated that he has shared the same in his previous interviews as well that the industry needs to look inward and rectify the issue. "Rectify, or you will keep getting flak for it, cursed for it, and will keep on losing the respect of the common people," added Manoj.
Manoj also stated that he survived in the industry because he is thick-skinned and ‘the son of a different mother’. He also talked about the small scale films and said that they are not mentioned properly and if they start to do well, they are immediately pulled down. Post Sushant's demise, Manoj has shared his disbelief hearing the sad news.
On the work front, the actor was last seen in web series Mrs Serial Killer alongside Jacqueline Fernandez and Mohit Raina.