Manoj Bajpayee is an actor par excellence and with each new project of his, he sets the bar high. His role in 'Family Man' is everyone's favourite and now his recent release 'Dial 100' on Zee5 is winning him praise from everyone. The actor spoke to News Helpline about the role and much more.
Talking about the bond with his co actors Sakshi Tanwar and Neena Gupta in the film, he said, "I have known Sakshi since a long time. I directed her in her college for a play. Whenever we meet up, we talk a lot. With Neena Ji, I have a junior senior relationship and I am always hesitant to talk to her out of respect."
He further added, "But this hesitation is not there when we are facing the camera. We are at our professional best when we are in front of the camera. Once the camera is on, we do our job and when the camera is off, we are back to the same behaviour."
What was the biggest challenge for him during the shoot of Dial 100, sharing about the same, he said, "The biggest challenge for me during Dial 100 was to always be on the phone. Most of my scenes are just talking on the phone .So I was caught up. There was no dialogue. Also I was on a very strict diet during the shoot so my cameraman, producer and everyone was frustrated. They wanted to have a party on the sets but I couldn't eat anything."
How does the actor manage the random calls that he gets in his day to day personal life, talking about the same, he said, "Earlier we used to pick up those random calls that used to be strange and weird, now we have made peace with them and we don't answer random unknown numbers."
Film Dial 100 is directed by Rensil D'Silva and produced by Sony Pictures Films India, Siddharth P. Malhotra and Sapna Malhotra. It also stars Neena Gupta and Sakshi Tanwar in the lead roles.
The film premiered on 6 August 2021 on ZEE5.