Manoj Bajpayee wins best actor at Nyiff: “Gali Guleiyan has improved me as an actor”

Manoj Bajpayee has always stood out for his challenging choice of roles. From movies like ‘Satya’, ‘Pinjar’ and ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ to his recent ‘Aligarh’, his performances have remarkably raised the bar of acting in the industry. The actor has now bagged the award for best actor at the prestigious New York Indian Film Festival for his Hindi psychological drama – Gali Guleiyan. As always the actor went deep into character, so much so that he is once again almost unrecognizable.

Commenting on the award, the actor said, “When we didn’t get an award for Aligarh (2016), Hansal personally was very disappointed as Aligarh was a special film for both of us. Nyiff is a very prestigious award as Indian films are selected with great care and curation. This time, I’m happy that I got this award for a film which has been a difficult journey, a film that taught

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