Pankaj Tripathi speaks about evolution after portraying Vajpayee

Wednesday 10th April 2024 09:25 EDT

Pankaj Tripathi, known for his versatile performances on screen, recently shared his deep admiration for Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India's revered statesman and former Prime Minister. His portrayal of Atal ji for the OTT project, released on January 19, garnered widespread acclaim. However, what truly amazed the actor were the personal transformations he experienced while embodying the character on screen. Despite never meeting him in person, Pankaj Tripathi expressed his honour in portraying Atal ji's rallies.

The rallies taught him about leadership, effective communication, and how to connect with people. He emphasised Atal ji's ability to inspire countless individuals through his words and actions alone. Reflecting on the impact of portraying Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Pankaj added that he gained insights into various aspects, from the former Prime Minister's patriotism to his skill in uniting people.

Atal ji’s quote - “We want peace to last forever,” left an indelible mark on Tripathi’s heart. He expressed that portraying Vajpayee ji on screen transformed his outlook not only towards politics but also towards life itself. He noted that he had evolved into a more compassionate individual, emphasizing sympathy, empathy, and understanding. He mentioned feeling internally more democratic, refraining from disliking individuals based on criticism and instead respecting everyone's freedom. He further stated that if someone were to express dislike for his film, he wouldn't harbor any resentment towards them.

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