These days Manoj Bajpayee is busy promoting his new film ‘Zoram’. The film will release on 8 December. This is Manoj’s next film after ‘Banda’. Director Devashish Makhija is directing this film. The film is said to be a survival thriller. During its promotion, Manoj Bajpayee told some interesting things in an interview given to E-Times.
Who is Manoj Bajpayee’s favorite director?
During the interview, Manoj was asked in a rapid fire round that who would he choose between Ram Gopal Varma or Anurag Kashyap? Answering the question, Bajpayee said,
“Ramgopal Varma. Because he gave Anurag and me a job for life.”
Devashish agrees with Manoj’s answer and says,
“If Ramu wasn’t there, Anurag wouldn’t be there either.”
Let us tell you that actor Manoj Bajpayee’s career started with Ram Gopal Varma’s film ‘Satya’. ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ was a turning point in Manoj’s career. Even his role in Gangs is considered as one of his top roles. We will tell you one more fact here. Anurag Kashyap is the co-writer of ‘Satya’ and this is a big break for him, given to him by Ram Gopal Varma.
In the interview, Manoj Bajpayee also talked about his favorite co-star whom he misses working with. They said,
“Saurabh Shukla and Sharib Hashmi. I will soon be working with both of them on Season 3 of The Family Man. I also miss working with Zeeshan Ayyub, who is a part of Zoram.
What is ‘Joram’ about?
‘Zoram’ is the second project of Manoj Bajpayee and Devashish Makhija. Both of them had previously made ‘Bhonsle’ in which Manoj Bajpayee also received the National Award.
There is mention of ‘Joram’. ‘Joram’ is a three-month-old baby girl. Which was wrapped in her father’s saree. And he wandered around clutching his chest. Avoid the police bullets. Run from the sword of the unknown enemy. Dasru, who hails from a tribal community, lives in the city of Mumbai with his wife and daughter. In a way my life was spent working as a laborer. One day he came home from work. He found out that someone killed his wife. Before Dasru could understand, he was suddenly attacked. The world, media and internet all believe that Dasru killed his wife. But he must reach the truth. Want to avoid the police. He must reach the people who destroyed his world.
Looking at the trailer of the film, it seems to be a revenge drama type story. But the story of ‘Joram’ goes deeper. This film written by Makhija is a powerful political commentary. In ‘Zoram’, the audience will find themselves through the character of Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub. His character is that of an honest policeman who is just doing his duty. He had to catch Dasaru. Dasru’s search leads him to the village. Brings you closer to the ground truth. His perspective completely changed. He begins to question learned ideas of right and wrong and tries to fight them. Apart from him and Manoj Bajpayee, the film also stars Tannishtha Chatterjee and Smita Tambe.