Pankaj Tripathi is one of the most wanted actors by the audience in the country today. Recently, he had made an appearance in Neha Dhupia’s chat show No Filter Neha where Triptahi was asked what his highest-paying role was.
To this, Pankaj said that his asking price has only been going up. He said:
“This is a most difficult question. Currently, I feel like the set I’m working on now, that one… and the last film that I shot for, that paid me a lot. With each film that I do, I keep breaking the record of the last film in terms of money.”
Pankaj will soon be seen in Netflix’s ensemble drama Ludo. He has recently reprised his role as Kaleen bhaiya in the 2nd season of OTT Platform Amazon Prime’s Mirzapur.
For the unversed, Pankaj is currently working on Mumbai Saga & Kaagaz. The sports drama 83 is awaiting release after it got delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
83 is one of the most awaited films this year as it is about India’s underdog victory at the 1983 cricket World Cup victory which stars Ranveer Singh as then Indian captain Kapil Dev.
Pankaj Tripathi while recalling his memories of that unforgettable win added:
I must have been around eight or nine at the time but I did read about the win in the papers. It’s an inspiring story and I leaped at the opportunity to be a part of the film.
Tripatahi had a lovely chat with Neha Dhupia in which he spoke about his early experiments as a young actor in his village. Pankaj used to to play female parts as a schoolboy, and had even performed item numbers. He recalled how an elderly man in his village had advised him to go to Mumbai & said:
If this boy goes to Mumbai, he will oust several top Bollywood actresses.