Manoj Bajpayee has always followed an unconventional path when it comes to Bollywood. Most of his movies have not been your typical commercial film. Rather, he seems to be drawn to characters more than the script as exemplified most recently with Aligarh (where he played a gay professor). So, it is not surprising that he will be the recipient of the highest honor of the closing night evening at the Festival of the Globe 2017 in the USA, for his immense and great contribution to Indian cinema and the craft of acting. He will further lead the glorious India Day Parade as its Chief Guest and Grand Marshal to mark the landmark 70th independence of India.
Says FOG founder Dr. Romesh Japra of Manoj Bajpayee,
“It is a moment of pride for us to have this great actor of Indian cinema as our prestigious guest for this year. Our journey with the festival began 25 years ago, right about the time Manoj ji made his foray into Indian cinema. We are grateful for having him and welcoming him to The Bay Area and pay a fine tribute and introduce him to our ‘golden’ city and his thousands of fans.”
Congratulations to Manoj on this recognition!