Mumbai: Acclaimed actor Pankaj Tripathi says he has spent days with cheats and alcoholics, adding that it is only when one has seen the bad that one starts to value the good.
“Maine thugon ko, chandaalon ko, lekhakon ko, vidhwano ko aas paas dekha hai. Bade bade sharabiyon ke saath din guzare hain aur un sabne milke banaya hai (I spent days with cheats, low-life men, authors, educators and even alcoholics who made me what I am).
Pankaj, who in projects like “Sacred Sports,” “Mirzapur,” “Bareilly Ki Barfi,” “Gangs Of Wasseypur” and “Luka Chuppi” has tasted the heights with his work.
“The value of good only happens when we have seen the bad. I’ve seen the worst and best of times in the last decade, which is why every success, every joy is so valuable,” he shared.
Pankaj realized in the lockdown that “if bad has happened, it’s inevitable it’s getting better.”
“I still think of my brief prison stint, where I was surrounded by all kinds of people, and I had an epiphany that I needed to make my life better. Every experience is a way for nature to ask you to improve yourself.
He is preparing for the release of “Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl” with Janhvi Kapoor on the acting front.
“Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl” is inspired by the life of Indian Air Force combat pilot Gunjan Saxena, and stars Janhvi in the titular role. Saxena entered the war zone during the 1999 Kargil War.