Updated December 22nd, 2023 at 09:48 IST
Pankaj Tripathi opens up about that one quality of Atal Bihari Vajpayee that resonates with him
Pankaj Tripathi, who plays Atal Ji in the biopic Main Atal Hoon, has revealed one quality of the late Prime Minister that resonates with him the most.
Pankaj Tripathi, who plays Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the upcoming biopic Main Atal Hoon, has revealed one quality of the late Prime Minister that resonates with him the most. At the trailer launch of the film in Mumbai, the actor said talked about the quality that he liked the most in Atal Ji. He called it the "emotional quotient."
Pankaj Tripathi reveals his favourite quality in Atal Ji
During the trailer launch, Pankaj Tripathi opened up about the scene and said "In today's modern language it is called Emotional Quotient. Atal Ji had a very high emotional quotient. He used to write a poem every year on his birthday in December."
"After reading so much about him, I realised why he wrote those poems and in what context. So I connect with this quality of his the most because I am also an emotional person. I can cry a lot without any reason."
Sharing his view on the genre of biopics, Tripathi said, "A biopic is made so that people can be inspired by an important person who has lived an extraordinary life. I see biopics as an inspiration."
Pankaj Tripathi says he can write a book on Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Pankaj Tripathi was speaking to the media in Mumbai at the trailer launch of the film. Talking about his role, Tripathi said, "We have tried to showcase those moments of his life in the film which are not known to the public and which are not available on any public platform. I have read so much about him that I can write a book on him and it will be bigger than this film. I have seen all his interviews, read so much about him that I have understood his persona."
On the use of prosthetics to get his look right, Tripathi said, "It used to take two hours daily. We shot this film in May and June when it was scorching hot. And it was really difficult to shoot after donning that look. I have literally shed my blood and sweat for this film."
Main Atal Hoon chronicles the extraordinary life and political journey of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India's 10th Prime Minister. Directed by Ravi Jadhav, the film reveals Vajpayee's multifaceted persona as poet, gentleman and statesman. It is scheduled to be released on January 19, 2024.
(With inputs from IANS)
Published December 22nd, 2023 at 09:48 IST