Gangs of Wasseypur star Manoj Bajpayee set to go International

Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee, who garnered critical acclaim for his portrayal 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 actor said.

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.

The actor will be seen next in Neeraj Pandey’s Special Chabbis.

–  PTI

Gangs of Wasseypur star Manoj Bajpayee set to go International