Several actors from Bollywood, including Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan have praised the film. "As an actor, one has to observe things. In real life, you keep meeting different kind of people and you use that experience in your work," said Manoj
"We have been working together since childhood in theatre and I have got to learn a lot from Manoj. We have done lot of masti. I feel the proudest and I'm not being patronising, he is one of the finest actors and I wish him all the best," said Shah Rukh
SRK says he has learnt a lot from Manoj Bajpayee and wished him 'all the luck' for the film
"It's overwhelming to see the response the trailer has received. It was very sweet of Salman to tweet about looking forward to watching our film. We are more than happy to arrange a special screening for him," Manoj Bajpayee said
The Shool star mentioned that he feels extremely honoured and also thanked everyone for their love and appreciation. On Twitter Mr Bajpayee wrote: "Thank you for your tremendous appreciation and love. Feeling extremely honoured"
Traffic, which has been produced by Fox Star Studios, releases on May 6
"There was no apprehension in playing the role. Mentally, I was ready to do something risky in terms of people's mind sets. The way actors choose their scripts, there is a lot of insecurity in them as to what will happen but I have been a part of this industry for a long time," said Manoj
The Hansal Mehta-directed Aligarh is based on the life of Professor Shrinivas Ramchandra Siras, who was suspended from his job because of his sexual orientation. Manoj plays the role of Siras, and Rajkummar Rao plays a journalist, who tells Siras' story to the world
"This is Hansal Mehta's idea, we don't want to dirty our city with these posters, and we have been promoting with our own efforts till now, and this is one method to promote the film among the people," Manoj Bajpayee said. The actor plays a gay professor in the Hansal Mehta-directed film
Sanjay Dutt will be released from the prison on February 25. He was charged with illegal possession and destruction of an AK-56 rifle during the 1993 serial blasts. His release comes 103 days ahead of the official end of his prison term on the grounds of 'good conduct'
"I am very passionate about Hindi language. Satya made me a commercially successful actor. After that I slowly started getting work in this industry. The day I realised I am in a position to make demands, I decided not to read any director's script if it is not typed in Hindi. I am stubborn on this issue," said Manoj Bajpayee
"The script, the character, his life which went unnoticed are a few points which grabbed my attention. I realised that it's a great script and character and if I do it well, it will be an amazing milestone in my career. I feel that one will see many more films like Aligarh coming up in days to come," said Manoj Bajpayee