When Manoj Bajpayee Revealed He Was Close To Committing Suicide & Said “My Friends Would Sleep Next To Me…”

When Manoj Bajpayee spoke about the low phase of his life and the thought-out suicide (Photo Credits – Facebook)

There has been a lot of debate in the film industry about nepotism and how real talent is sidelined. However, there are actors like Pankaj Tripathi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui who have shown their potential without anyone’s help. Among them is Manoj Bajpayee, who had a significant part in the struggles before becoming a star. In an interview, he also spoke about the low phase of his life and revealed to have contemplated suicide.

The actor, who has been working in the industry for more than two decades, has acted in some memorable and blockbuster films. His major films include Satya, Politics, Gangs of Wasseypur, Bandit Queen etc. He also forayed into the OTT space with Amazon Prime Video’s The Family Man.

Manoj BajpayeeHailing from a small village in Bihar, talked about his life to Humans of Bombay, where he also talked about contemplating suicide. The actor said, “I am the son of a farmer; I grew up in a village in Bihar with 5 siblings – We went to a cottage school. We led a simple life, but whenever we went to the city, we would go to the theatre. I was a fan of Bachchan and wanted to be like him. At the age of 9, I knew acting was my destiny. ,

There has been a lot of debate in the film industry about nepotism and how real talent is sidelined. However, there are actors like Pankaj Tripathi and Nawazuddin Siddiqui who have shown their potential without anyone’s help. Among them is Manoj Bajpayee, who had a significant part in the struggles before becoming a star. In an interview, he also spoke about the low phase of his life and revealed to have contemplated suicide.

The actor, who has been in the industry for more than two decades, has acted in some memorable and blockbuster films. His major movies include Satya, Rajithi, Gangs of Wasseypur, Bandit Queen etc. He also forayed into the OTT space with Amazon Prime Video’s The Family Man.

Manoj Bajpayee, a resident of a small village in Bihar spoke about his life to Humans of Bombay where he also talked about contemplating suicide. The actor said, “I am the son of a farmer; I grew up in a village in Bihar with 5 siblings – We went to a cottage school. We led a simple life, but whenever we went to the city, we would go to the theatre. I was a fan of Bachchan and wanted to be like him. At the age of 9, I knew acting was my destiny. ,

“But I could not afford to dream and continued my studies. Yet my mind refused to pay attention to anything else, so I left for DU at the age of 17. There I did theater but my family did not know. Finally, I wrote a letter to Dad- he was not offended and even sent me 200 rupees to cover my fees! People told me ‘good for nothing’ when I came back home, but I turned a blind eye,” said Manoj Bajpayee.

Although today he is considered one of the top stars of Bollywood, unfortunately, he was rejected from the National School of Drama not once, but thrice.

Manoj Bajpayee said, “I was an outsider, trying to fit in. So, I taught myself English and Hindi, Bhojpuri was a big part of my speaking skills. I applied to NSD then, but three The bar was rejected. I was close to committing suicide, so my friends slept next to me and wouldn’t leave me alone. They continued until I was accepted.”

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