Manoj Bajpayee, who has had a mix of hits and flops in his over two-decade-long career in showbiz, says he owns the success and failure of his films and feels it's his responsibility to promote a film even when it doesn't do well at the box-office.
Manoj Bajpayee. Pic/Santa Banta
"I make myself available for the film promotions, come what may. I have seen actors, who after knowing that their film is not that good, start backing out. Owning a film -- that's the biggest thing an actor can do," Manoj told IANS.
"You can make mistakes and owning a mistake is the great thing which says you are ready to learn. I own my mistakes, I own my films whether they are good or bad. I make myself available for the promotions," he added.
Manoj will next be seen as a traffic constable in the film 'Traffic'.
The emotional thriller is based on a true story of a road trip from Mumbai to Pune. The film revolves around transportation of a harvested heart for a heart transplant case, chasing a strict deadline. During the mission, the cast of the film faces numerous difficulties -- and traffic is one of them.
Asked whether he did any preparations for his role in the film, Manoj said: "I don't prepare myself to be a constable... I prepared myself to be that human being who is wearing that uniform. It was very personal and very organic. I didn't really have to prepare myself for this."
Directed by late director Rajesh Pillai, 'Traffic', which also stars Jimmy Shergill, Divya Dutta and Sachin Khedekar, is slated to release on May 6.
The film is produced by Deepak Dhar of Endemol India and presented by Fox Star Studios.
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