Actor Pankaj Tripathi has of recently revealed that many memes on the characters which he plays which go viral on the internet are the fake ones. In addition to this, Pankaj also denounced the use of “coarse language” on-screen unless the role he plays demands it.
In an interview with a news source Pankaj said:
“When actors abuse on screen, they do so in a certain context. Abusing on a whim is not something I approve of or endorse. Even in my scenes, I avoid coarse language, unless the situation demands it. It’s not a case of being morally mindful. I am merely conscious of what I put forth as an artist.”
For the unversed, Tripathi has played famously foul-mouthed characters in films & shows, but to this date, the one which has gone most viral is of Kaleen Bhaiya from Mirzapur.
Pankaj while elaborating on the same said
“The onus of being responsible is on the creators, writers, and actors. I hope that the creators of memes exercise a similar restraint and act responsibly. On most occasions, the abusive words used in these memes are not even from my films or dialogues.”
Pankaj will be seen reprising his role as lawyer Madhav Mishra in the upcoming season of Criminal Justice on the OTT platfrom Disney+ Hotstar. He was seen this year in films such as Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl which starred Jahnvi Kapoor, and in Ludo alongside Abhishekh Bachchan among others on Netflix and also in the 2nd season of Mirzapur.
Pankaj Tripathi is also teaming up once again with Sajid Nadiadwala for ‘Bachchan Pandey’ after working together in the film Super 30 & ’83.
This will be the 1st time that Akshay Kumar & Pankaj Tripathi will be seen sharing screen space together. Speaking about the same, a source close to this development said:
“While Kriti & Pankaj have worked earlier in Lukka Chuppi. Pankaj & Akshay will be teaming up for the first time. Both are known for their comic timing and unusual choices and one cannot wait to see the creativity that both these actors create on-screen. Pankaj will be joining Akshay, Kriti, Jacqueline & Arshad in Jaisalmer from January onwards.”