Talented actor on Indian screen, Manoj Bajpayee is celebrating 22 years of his career defining film, Satya.
The actor shared a still from the film on Instagram and recalled the moments which changed his life.
Posting the picture of the most popular character Bhiku Mhatre, Manoj Bajpayee wrote, “And my life changed...!!! Can’t forget the 3rd July 1998 ..monsoon..it was declared a flop and how it turned out to be the biggest hit ..ran for 25 weeks..!! Satya!!!”
Satya was a gangster drama directed by Ram Gopal Varma and written by Saurabh Shukla and Anurag Kashyap.
The film contributed a lot for the careers of Manoj and Anurag in Bollywood as an actor and a writer respectively. Manoj also won his first National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor.
And my life changed...!!! Can’t forget the 3rd July 1998 ..monsoon..it was declared a flop and how it turned out to be biggest hit ..ran for 25 weeks..!!satya!!! Edited by Apurva Asrani (19 years then) Written by Anurag Kashyap (23 years then) And Saurabh shukla directed by THE RGV music by Sandip Chowta!!
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As per an anecdote, Manoj Bajpayee was initially upset for knowing that he has to play the role of Bhiku Mhatre but not Satya.
Even after the success of Satya he was only partly happy for getting the gushing offers to play either heroine's brother or villain.
Manoj Bajpayee is playing the title role in the film Bhonsle. He plays a retired cop in the film which is now streaming on Sony Liv.