Pankaj Tripathi revealed that he is a powerless man in real life, which is why he enjoys playing the powerful character of Kaleen Bhaiya in his popular web series Mirzapur. The actor has played Kaleen Bhaiya in the previous two seasons of the show and will begin work on the third season in a few days.
Pankaj is also preparing for the release of Sherdil The Pilibhit Saga, his new film. He plays the role of a villager who offers to sacrifice himself for the advantage of his fellow villagers, who will benefit from a government scheme that will be distributed only after one villager dies. Srijit Mukherjee directs the film, which also stars Sayani Gupta.
Talking about Mirzapur, Pankaj stated, “I really enjoy doing Mirzapur, playing Kaleen Bhaiya. I am a powerless man in real life and can experience myself as a powerful man while playing Kaleen Bhaiya. Call it power or satta, everyone craves for it. And, that is what is shown in Mirzapur. ” He also told the daily that the costume trials have begun and the filming for Mirzapur 3 will start in June.
Pankaj spoke about the importance of digital platforms in his career at an event in Mumbai earlier this month. “Had OTT existed earlier, I would have grown in my career very early on and wouldn’t have had to wait for 47 years. With OTT, as you have more time, viewers get invested even in the side plots and subplots. The side actors too get recognition as there is enough time given to them too. The struggle for actors has definitely reduced. There is only one requirement here and it is that one should know how to act, “Pankaj noted.