Manoj Bajpayee, the actor feels that after roles in movies such as Gangs of Wasseypur, Rajneeti, Satya, etc. directors still do not show confidence in casting him in typical roles.
He said that he is never a director’s first choice. He is always the 2nd or 3rd choice. He also said that he was okay with that. He said that he wasn’t being cynical. He was just being realistic.
He said that even though unusual & meaningful movies had started impressing at the box office, the industry as a whole had still not changed.
He said that director’s like Anurag Kashyap who think differently could afford to use typical actors but the mainstream directors always wanted the mainstream stars.
He said that he hasn’t signed a single movie after Gangs… The movies that he is releasing this year were all signed before Gangs of Wasseypur.