Manoj Bajpayee Recalls How Salman Khan Sacrificed His Award for Him Saying Manoj Deserves This

By Ronit Kawale 3 Min Read

Manoj Bajpayee did more than 100 films in his career spanning over four decades and worked with many stars. Manoj Bajpayee, who has won many honors including three National Awards, had to struggle a lot in the beginning, but today he is in great demand. Manoj Bajpayee is currently in the news for his film ‘Bhaiya Ji’, which will be released soon. During the promotion of the film, Manoj Bajpayee in an interview remembered the time 26 years ago when Salman had sacrificed his award for him. This was in the year 1998. Then Salman Khan won the Best Supporting Actor award for the film ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’. But when Salman went on stage to receive the award, he said that Manoj Bajpayee deserves this award for the film ‘Satya’. Manoj Bajpayee narrated the entire incident in an interview given to ‘Pinkvilla‘.

Manoj Bajpayee narrated the story of Salman’s award

Manoj Bajpayee said, ‘There is a lot of truth in this because we were there. And when the name was announced, everyone present there became angry. People stood up and shouted ‘Bhiku Mhatre’. It is known that along with ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, Manoj Bajpayee’s ‘Satya’ was also released in 1998.

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Said for Salman- It is good that there are such people in the industry.

Manoj Bajpayee further praised Salman Khan’s gracious behavior and said, ‘It was the good-naturedness and kindness of Salman Khan that he went on the stage and said, ‘I don’t know why you gave it to me, Manoj deserves it.’ And one has to have a big heart to say this and Salman did the same. I really love that there are some people like this in the industry.

Manoj Bajpayee had won this award in 1998

Manoj Bajpayee told that he had won the Critic Award for Best Actor in that award show. Talking about the film ‘Bhaiya Ji’, Manoj Bajpayee is in a completely different avatar in it. This film, directed by Apoorva Singh Karki, is releasing on May 24.

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