If there’s one actor who’s revered throughout all industries and all genres, it is Pankaj Tripathi. The actor shot to fame after Mirzapur and has grow to be the speak of the business ever since. However, the journey in the direction of this kind of huge fame wasn’t straightforward – it took Tripathi 14 years of exhausting work to achieve the place he’s right this moment. Tripathi has confirmed his mettle in movies like Gangs of Wasseypur, Fukrey, Masaan, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Stree, Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl and Ludo.
“It’s obvious that budding actors don’t have it easy in Bollywood unless they have connections within the industry. It’s tough to be an outsider in Bollywood, but if you hail from a village and have studied in a Hindi medium school, it’s tougher. In my 14 years of struggle, I continued to be persistent because there was one thing that I always believed in — that no matter what, it’s important to not get swayed or dissuaded and stick to the art. If you believe in the art form, it’ll surely pay off one day and I’m a testament to that. So, it’s important to remember that and never lose hope,” the actor informed ETimes.