Press Trust of India
January 22, 2013 13:03 IST
His portrayal of Sardar Khan in the revenge drama won him a lot of accolades.
Manoj Bajpayee, who garnered
critical acclaim for his potrayal of a gang-lord in Gangs of
Wasseypur, has received several acting offers from abroad,
courtesy filmmaker Anurag Kashyap.
Gangs of Wasseypur was premiered at 65th Cannes International Film
Festival and screened at Sydney Film Festival among others.
The film seems to have been instrumental in getting Manoj Bajpayee
noticed by foreign filmmakers.
"I have received offers...I am going through a script.
It has come from an American independent filmmaker and not
from any studio. I would love to do an international film,"
Manoj Bajpayee told PTI.
His portrayal of Sardar Khan in the revenge drama won
him a lot of accolades.
"I think somewhere Anurag Kashyap is my ticket to
international films. I keep pestering him to get me scripts. I
have got offers and that came through Anurag," the 43-year-old
Actors like Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan are doing
Hollywood projects. Manoj Bajpayee, who is known for playing off-beat
and unconventional roles is perfectly fine doing small roles
in international projects.
"I remember telling Tabu that if I get to one scene in
Oscar winning director Ang Lee's film I will do it. As I
believe life is short I don't know when I will get next
chance," he said.
"I did Veer Zaara for Yash Chopra. I did the film
thinking when will I get opportunity to get directed by Yash
Chopra...so I did it purely for him. It was just to get an
experience of working with him. But at the same time one
should feel the urge to do the film," he said.
The actor will be seen next in Neeraj Pandey's Special