Censor board has always been unfair, says Manoj Bajpayee
Mumbai, July 14 (IANS) National Award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee, who will next be seen onscreen in “Budhia Singh – Born To Run”, says the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has “always been unfair”.
“Censor board has always been unfair… What’s new in that? Ever since it was formed, they have been unfair and there has always been a fight between them and the filmmakers. Their job is to only certify the film and not to censor or ban anything,” Manoj told IANS.
“Censor board had banned ‘Bandit Queen’ and the Supreme Court passed the film. So, it’s not that censor (board) has become unfair now. It has always been the same,” he added.
Talking about “Budhia Singh – Born to Run”, Manoj said he signed the film because of the script.
“There was no question of saying no to this film because the script was damn good. I said instantly yes to this film as soon as I read the script. I am glad I did this film,” he said.
“Budhia Singh – Born to Run” is a biopic about Budhia Singh, who ran 48 marathons — one of which was from Bhubhaneshwar to Puri, when he was a five-year-old.
Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Code Red Film Productions, the film also stars Tillotama Shome and Master Mayur.
Manoj Bajpayee promotes ‘Budhia Singh…’ despite being ill
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Manoj Bajpayee is known for his professionalism and he showed a glimpse of it during the promotion of his forthcoming film “Budhia Singh – Born To Run”. Despite being ill, the actor didn’t miss the movie promotion.
According to a source, the actor has been down with severe viral since five days which resulted in a lot of weakness. However, he still managed to actively promote the film by taking antibiotics.
“We see him survive only on fluids and take medicines in the breaks that he gets in between, and then graciously puts himself together for the next pit stop.” says a source from the ‘Budhia Singh’ team.
Manoj has been advised bed rest but even after all those instructions from the doctor, he ran for a marathon that was held by the film’s team as part of the promotional activities.