Doing mainstream films is like going to office: Manoj

'I've been part of many superhit films. There is a conscious decision on my part to do independent films.'

Manoj Bajpayee is often regarded as the face of independent films and the actor hopes indie cinema becomes a fashion in the country and make money.

The actor says after gaining recognition in the commercial space he could have easily said no to indie projects but backing content driven films was always his aim. “I want independent movies should become a fashion in this country.

“I could easily afford not to do independent films but it is my passion for good cinema that I do it and I always wanted to be on the path of content and quality,” Bajpayee said. For the Aiyaary actor, doing mainstream entertainers is like going to office.

“In commercial films things, I don’t get a chance to work on a character. Here it is like wear your costume, say your dialogues with conviction and get out. For me it is like going to office, which I don’t like. Doing commercial films is like going to office, like a 9 to 5 (job), which I don’t like it,” he adds.

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