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Manoj Bajpayee takes a dig at discrimination in mainstream awards post Filmfare 2019 nominations

Manoj Bajpayee said he is used to the fact that all his films which are highly acclaimed nationally and internationally never get a place in the nomination list of "so-called big mainstream awards".

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: March 13, 2019 14:50 IST ]
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Manoj Bajpayee takes a dig at discrimination in mainstream awards post Filmfare 2019 nominations

National Award-winning actor Manoj Bajpayee on Wednesday said he is used to the fact that all his films which are highly acclaimed nationally and internationally never get a place in the nomination list of "so-called big mainstream awards".

Manoj on Wednesday tweeted a poster of his 2018 movie "Gali Guleiyan" and wrote: "So used to the fact that all the films of mine which are highly acclaimed nationally and internationally don't even get a place in the nominations list of so called big mainstream awards here, forget about winning. Creative pursuit and exploitation continue! Gali Guleiyan."

The 49-year-old actor's tweet comes after the nomination list for the 64th Vimal Filmfare Awards 2019 were announced on Tuesday. 

"Gali Guleiyan", which follows the journey of a man who is trapped in the city walls, premiered at the 22nd Busan International Film Festival and was also screened at the 2017 MAMI Film Festival, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, Atlanta Film Festival, 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival and the 2018 Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. The psychological drama film is directed by Dipesh Jain. It also stars Ranvir Shorey, Neeraj Kabi, Shahana Goswami and debutant Om Singh.

Manoj Bajpayee may not get nominated in the race for mainstream awards but he has surely written his name in golden letters in the Indian cinema as he got awarded Padma Shri in the field of art, acting and films this year. On receiving the award, Bajpayee shared, ''Since the time I heard the news I have been ecstatic and feel very honoured. My family, my friends, my fans, all of them have been sending their congratulations and love since the news came out. When a performance is judged on the basis of excellence it’s truly amazing and the feeling of victory is much sweeter''.

(With IANS inputs)

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