Pankaj Tripathi talked about the opinion of some who believes that the actor is ‘repetitive’ on the OTT platforms and is not capable of delivering something different especially when it comes to roles like Criminal Justice and Mirzapur. Speaking to Sonal Kalra, HT’s chief managing editor for entertainment and lifestyle in cue of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2022, Pankaj addressed this generic claim.
Pankaj said, “The task is to do what you did in season 1. But, with new incidents, situations and conflicts, and the basic characteristics of the role, like Kaleen Bhaiya, will remain the same in Seasons 1, 2 and 3. It is the same for the film as well. On that note, Fukrey 3 is going to be here. I play Panditji and did the same thing in this time.”
“But yes, after 2 seasons of Criminal Justice and Mirzapur, I feel this is it. This should end here. Let’s just do something new and different. Because at times, I have heard from people ‘this is getting repetitive Pankaj.’ The task is to be repetitive only. My duty is to repeat what I have already done. Not about the scenarios, but, how can I come up with a new character? I have to carry forward the same character in a new situation,” he further explained.
Pankaj was joined by Raveena Tandon in the session.
The actor was recently seen in Srijit Mukherji’s directed film Sherdil: The Pilibhit Saga. Pankaj will be next featured in OMG 2.