Indian Film Institute (IFI) Survey of Top Critics announced Manoj Bajpayee as the best actor of 2020 for his performance in social-drama film ‘Bhonsle’ on Thursday. In his social media post, Bajpayee expressed his gratitude for getting the honour and he also thanked entire cast and crew of the film.
Sharing his picture from ‘Bhonsle’ on his Instagram handle, Bajpayee wrote, “#IFIsurveyoftopcritics @bhonsle_official gets honoured again by top critics !! Thank you #devashishmakhija #mirattrivedi @ipalawat @santoshjuvekar12 @sandiip_kapur and all the producers !! This film has enriched my filmography and made me feel so proud of all the effort of 4 years that we’ve put into it. Life and Cinema test you till the end for you to relish the result forever.”
‘Bhonsle’ is written and directed by Devashish Makhija. The film stars Manoj Bajpayee, who co-produced the film alongside Piiyush Singh in the titular role: a retired Mumbai police officer who befriends a North Indian girl and her brother who are targeted among other migrants by local politicians.
It also starred Ipshita Chakraborty Singh, Sanotsh Juvekar and Abhishek Banerjee in key roles.
On work front, Bajpayee will next be seen in the second season of Amazon Prime Video’s web series titled ‘The Family Man’. The espionage-action thriller is created by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna D.K. Starring Manoj Bajpayee and Priyamani, it tells the story of a middle-class man secretly working as an intelligence officer for the T.A.S.C, a fictitious branch of the National Investigation Agency.
‘The Family Man 2’ is scheduled to be aired on 12 February 2021.
Manoj Bajpayee will also feature in Rensil D’Silva’s upcoming thriller-drama film ‘Dial 100’ along with Sakshi Tanwar and Neena Gupta.