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Manoj Bajpayee on being hospitalized: All is fine, already in London for Aiaary shooting

Manoj Bajpayee received lot of acclaim for his portrayal of a gay professor in the Hansal Mehta-directed film Aligarh
Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi July 14, 2017 14:42 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

The unconventional and talented Manjoj Bajpayee who wowed us with his performances in Gangs of Wasseypur and Aligrah, was hospitalised due to a severe headache. However, everything is fine now and, the actor is back to work in London for his upcoming film Aiyaary. There were reports that on Wednesday, Manoj was admitted to a suburban hospital following recurring headaches.

"I'm already in London shooting for 'Aiyaary'. It was a severe headache which was not going away. They have done all the necessary tests to rule out any serious illness. All is fine. Back to work. Thanks," Manoj told IANS over a text message. "Aiyaary" also stars Sidharth Malhotra and Naseeruddin Shah.

Sidharth will be seen as an army officer. It is based on a real life incident that revolves around two strong-minded army officers having completely different views, and are yet right in their own ways. The character essayed by Naseeruddin is under strict wraps as of now.

Presented by Reliance Entertainment and Plan C Studios, the film is a Friday Filmworks Productions and is produced by Shital Bhatia. It is scheduled to release on January 26, 2018.

Manoj Bajpayee was being touted as one of the contenders for the National Award this year for his acclaimed performance in Aligarh, but the actor said that losing out to Akshay Kumar did not disappoint him. The 48-year-old actor insists that he does not yearn for recognition. 

Bajpayee received lot of acclaim for his portrayal of a gay professor in the Hansal Mehta-directed film Aligarh..This year's National Award for best actor went to Akshay for Rustom. Bajpayee has won two National Awards- best actor in supporting role for Satya and special jury award for Pinjar. 

In a recent interview he said, "For me, it has always been easy to move on from disappointments in life. I am used to it. I don't base my life and career on any award in this country. Awards shouldn't be defining you as a person or as an actor”.

(With IANS Inputs)

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