‘Awards don’t give you work’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 24 Dec 2016 09:25:53

In his career spanning nearly two decades, Manoj Bajpayee has bagged several awards but the actor says they don’t come with a promise of giving more work but to recognise true talent.

At the 10th Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) held recently, Manoj bagged the ‘Best Performance award’ for his role as Professor Siras in Aligarh.

The actor says more than having an industry-based award show, there is a need to have an award show in the country which recognises talent from across Asia.
“We should have an award show like this in India where films from Asia are watched and rewarded. Awards don’t give you work, but its a moment where you recognise (talent). Even getting a nomination at a platform like this is nothing short of an award,” Manoj told reporters last night.

The 47-year-old actor was speaking at a special party hosted to celebrate many accolades for Aligarh, including his latest award.