Pankaj Tripathi Recalls Eating Insects, Changing His
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Pankaj Tripathi Recalls Eating Insects, Changing His Father's Surname, And Strange Audition With RGV

Pankaj Tripathi goes to be subsequent seen within the much-awaited movie, Main ATAL Hoon, which is a biographical drama based mostly on the lifetime of India’s former Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The movie is directed by Ravi Jadhav, whose earlier works embody films like Balgandharva, Balak-Palak, Timepass, Timespass 2, and extra.

The trailer of the movie, Main ATAL Hoon has garnered immense love from the netizens, as Atal Bihari Vajpayee is one of the crucial beloved and revered politicians within the historical past of this nation. The movie’s promotions have reportedly begun after Pankaj Tripathi appeared within the newest episode of Rajat Sharma’s Aap Ki Adalat and took a visit down reminiscence lane.

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Pankaj Tripathi recalled the time when he ate bugs from a river

In his dialog with Rajat Sharma on Aap Ki Adalat, Pankaj Tripathi recalled his childhood days in Belsand village in Bihar, when he used to study to swim within the river. The actor revealed how a number of the youngsters within the village fooled him by telling him that if he wished to study to swim, he wanted to eat black bugs that have been floating atop the river. Pankaj Tripathi admitted that he was only a younger child again then and wished to study to swim. Hence, he ate the bugs, however fortunately, his abdomen did not get upset. He stated:

“I wanted to learn swimming. We had a river behind our house. The river water has small black insects swimming on top of it. So, the kids in the village, they are very naughty, they told me that if I drink these insects I will learn swimming. So, I picked up 10-12 of those insects and drank them with the water. I am thankful that my stomach didn’t get upset.”

Pankaj Tripathi reveals why he modified his father’s surname from ‘Tiwari’ to ‘Tripathi’


In the identical dialog, Pankaj Tripathi shared one other attention-grabbing anecdote from his reminiscence lane, which was about his surname. The actor revealed that ‘Tiwari’ is his unique surname, however as a result of again in time, most people in his village with ‘Tiwari’ as their surname have been clergymen or farmers, he determined to alter it. The actor revealed that he selected the surname, ‘Tripathi’, as most people with ‘Tripathi’ surname have been authorities officers or professors.

Pankaj Tripathi additional added that he modified his father’s surname from ‘Tiwari’ to ‘Tripathi’ with the intention to keep away from rejection of his class tenth admit card kind. Thus, with the intention to cement his surname as Tripathi, he modified his father’s surname too. The revelation left everybody in splits. Recalling the identical, he stated:

“My uncle would use the surname Tripathi and he had become an officer in the government. There was also one Baba who had Tripathi surname, he became a professor of Hindi. Those who had my surname, Tiwari, they all were either priests or were doing farming. So, I thought this is because of the surname. I didn’t want to become farmer or a priest. So I wrote my name as Tripathi in the form. But then I thought I can’t write my father’s name as Tiwari in the form as it might get rejected. So I changed his name too.”

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Pankaj Tripathi recalled his unusual audition with Ram Gopal Varma

Apart from his youthful days, Pankaj Tripathi additionally shared an attention-grabbing anecdote from the time when he was struggling within the movie trade. The actor revealed that he had as soon as auditioned for the critically-acclaimed filmmaker, Ram Gopal Varma. He shared how RGV advised him to sit down on a bench, which was meant for 4 folks. He additional shared that the director noticed him carefully for 10-Quarter-hour, and after that, he advised him to go. Pankaj revealed that he was rejected and referred to as it a win-win state of affairs for each of them. Sharing how that was the period when aspiring actors used to make cuts on their faces with the intention to get a job in Ram Gopal Varma’s movie, he stated:

“Ramu asked me to sit on a bench meant for four people. I sat on the bench in a corner. He told me, ‘No No, come more close to this side’. On a bench meant for four, I was sitting alone and he stared at me intently for 10 to 15 minutes. I felt very sheepish when he continued to stare at me for a long. Then he told me, ‘Jao, Go’. He didn’t call me later. It’s all a game of time. If he had cast me then, then it would have been his loss and my loss too.”

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For the unversed, Pankaj Tripathi’s upcoming movie, Main ATAL Hoon, will likely be launched in theatres on January 19, 2024.

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