Some time back, journalist Rituparna Chatterjee took to Twitter to share her heart-touching story of meeting Manoj Bajpayee. Narrating an event from 2013, Rituparna shared how she was 8 months pregnant during the time Manoj Bajpayee was in Delhi for a movie promotion. She along with a few other journalists went to interview him.
Around 2013, I was heavily pregnant with my son, and Manoj was promoting a film in Delhi. Along with a few other journalists, he called us over to his suite at the hotel where he was staying. He spoke to
In this thread, Rituparna shared that when it was her turn to ask questions, Bajpayee asked if they could move inside his room. Not only he made her sit on the bed but also asked her to put her feet up and placed two pillows behind her back. Only a pregnant woman would know how much difficult it is to stand on her feet for too long.
reporters sitting on the couch in the drawing room/ waiting area, as I waited my turn. When it was time for me to interview him, he said, “let’s move it inside?” I was confused for a second. Then he led me to the bedroom, made me sit on the bed, asked me to put my feet up and
he fluffed up two pillows and tucked them behind my back. He himself sat a distance away on a couch. 8 months pregnant, I was on my feet for a long time that day and I have since then never forgotten that kind gesture. It’s my favourite story to tell of the man. He didn’t have
to do that, the star and extraordinary actor that he is, but he did and it’s things like this that separates him from the rest of the crowd. Perhaps he himself has forgotten about this, but I haven’t and I never will. Happy birthday Manoj.
Many other people came forward to share their experiences meeting the actor and narrated how kind and graceful he was.
I met him at the film fest in Goa and he was honestly the most down to earth actor I saw. Thoughtful responses to each of the questions that I asked. Absolute patience. And incredible grace/kindness towards everything that I asked.
Warm and touching story ! Reminds me of an episode of Kapil Sharma’s show where Manoj Bajpayee & Pankaj Tripathi were guests. PT shared a story about how he ended up with MB’s slippers when the latter had stayed at the hotel where PT was working. Was an equally touching story.
Yes,a through gentleman,and witty too. I remember an encounter with him,while boarding an airplane I asked him “Are You who I think You are?” to which he nonchalantly smiled & responded “I do not know who you think I am,but I am Manoj Bajpayee” with a hand extended out to shake.