The multi-talented Manoj Bajpai has now turned into a video rapper, thanks to a new music video where Manoj is seen singing a Bhojpuri song Mumbai mein ka ba about the plight of migrant workers from Bihar and UP in Mumbai after the COVID 19 Lockdown.
Says Manoj, “For me doing a music video was very exciting as it was going to be directed by Anubhav Sinha who is quite an old hand in the genre.He started his career as a director with music videos.So it is a return to his roots for him whereas for me it was a completely new experience. Getting to experiment with the craft and the look was quite interesting and yet very challenging.”
How difficult was it for Manoj to sing in Bhojpuri? “It’s easy to express myself in Bhojpuri because I still think in Bhojpuri.That’s the language we brothers and sisters, Mai(Mother), Babuji(Father) interact in and yes, that’s my mother tongue.”
So is this video a precursor to a full-fledged feature film with Anubhav Sinha?
Manoj says he is open to the idea. “It’s up to Anubhav to think of something that would make our collaboration worthwhile.I am sure that he will offer me a great film and a role as soon as he will have one.”