The 64-year-old filmmaker said that he cast Tripathi in the lead role after he was blown away by the actor's performance in the 2018 film 'Phamous'.
Pankaj Tripathi has had a phenomenal run of success so far, but he is aware that there might come a time when his work draws criticism.
While no one spits lines like him, Pankaj Tripathi can do just fine without them. Abhiroop Basu’s new short film, Laali, mines exactly that — with the actor cast as a lonely ironer in Kolkata.
While no one spits lines like him, Pankaj Tripathi can do just fine without them.
'Kaagaz' is a true story about a man, Bharat Lal, who was declared dead on official papers and struggled for years to prove his existence.
Tripathi's observation resonates in his new release, the web series "Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors".
Pankaj Tripathi, who is all set to play a yesteryears' superstar in the upcoming film Shakeela, says the era of superstars started to fade after the nineties.
Though it took off late, Tripathi's career is filled with critically-acclaimed movies and shows of recent times such as "Gangs of Wasseypur", "Gurgaon", "Mirzapur", "Sacred Games", "Masaan", "Newton"
The filmmakers describe 'Shakeela' as being "inspired by life events of famous star Shakeela who predominantly starred in southern cinema."
Presented by superstar Salman Khan, the film is based on the life of Bharat Lal aka Lal Bihari from Azamgarh, who fought a legal battle for 18 years to prove that he is alive.
The action-comedy has the likes of Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arshad Warsi, and Kriti Sanon on-board already.
The new season, titled "Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors", will see Tripathi and actor Anupriya Goenka reprising their roles as lawyers.
Tripathi will be returning in the upcoming edition of the show titled Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors.
He is the star among a new wave of actors who brings experience and essence of India’s reality, reducing the distance from the Bollywood bubble and rise of less self-referential storytelling.
'Chak De! India' actress Shilpa Shukla joins Pankaj Tripathi for 'Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors'
The show is the Indian adaption of the hit BBC produced series of the same name, which was previously adapted into the Emmy Award-winning HBO show "The Night Of".