Pankaj Tripathi reveals filmmakers willing to wait till 2024 to cast him as he's all booked up till 2022: 'It is very difficult to say no’

    Pankaj Tripathi reveals filmmakers willing to wait till 2024 to cast him as he's all booked up till 2022: 'It is very difficult to say no’

    Filmmakers willing to wait till 2024 to cast Pankaj Tripathi

    Pankaj Tripathi reveals filmmakers willing to wait till 2024 to cast him as he's all booked up till 2022: 'It is very difficult to say no’

    Pankaj Tripathi opened up about his back-to-back successes during the lockdown with as many as six releases during the pandemic called himself 'lockdown ka hero' in a recent interview. The actor is definitely one of the most sought-after stars in Bollywood today despite having a late start in films. From web series to films producers and directors are lining up to rope in Pankaj for their projects.

    The Mirzapur star revealed during an interview how filmmakers are willing to wait till 2024 as all his dates till 2022 are booked up. The actor revealed this when asked how many projects he’s having to reject in a month. He told Times of India, “When an actor’s films work, he is bound to get 2-3 offers every day, but how much can one do? I am already booked through till 2022 year-end. Some filmmakers are so keen to work with me, they are even willing to wait till 2023-24 to get my dates, but how can I commit to dates so far ahead, especially during such uncertain times. However, it is very difficult to say ‘no’ to work that you had strived for in the past 10 years.”

    Well, Pankaj’s career wasn’t always a bed of roses. The actor has been replaced in a fair share of films and projects. Talking about the same he said, “You are told you have been finalised till the very end, and one day, you find out you have been replaced. Of course, it hurts, but it is a part of the process. However, every project I have been replaced in, has eventually flopped; trust me, I didn’t jinx them (laughs). So, in hindsight, it was for the best!”

    Pankaj Tripathi is currently shooting for Oh My God 2 and will also be seen in films like 83 and Bachchan Pandey in the near future apart from Mirzapur season 3.