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Manoj Bajpayee reflects on styling Bhiku Mhatre for Satya with a modest budget of Rs. 25,000

en Bollywood News Manoj Bajpayee reflects on styling Bhiku Mhatre for Satya with a modest budget of Rs. 25,000

A glimpse into the Actor’s hands-on approach to costuming.

Manoj Bajpayee, renowned for his powerful performances in the Hindi film industry, recently shared an intriguing anecdote about his role as Bhiku Mhatre in Ram Gopal Varma's 1998 film Satya. Bajpayee revealed that he was given a modest budget of Rs 25,000 to shop for his character's outfits, which he personally handpicked from Hill Road in Bandra, Mumbai.

Manoj Bajpayee reflects on styling Bhiku Mhatre for Satya with a modest budget of Rs. 25,000

The actor’s stylist role
During an interview with Galatta India, Bajpayee reminisced about his early days in the industry, explaining that actors who were not major stars often had to manage their own costumes. “In those days, if you were not a big star, you had to do it this way, or the costume dada on set would do it for you,” he said. However, for Satya, Bajpayee took on the responsibility himself, believing he knew best what Bhiku Mhatre’s wardrobe should look like.

Handpicking Bhiku Mhatre's wardrobe
Bajpayee meticulously chose each piece of clothing for his character. “I was of the opinion that I knew exactly what kind of clothes Bhiku Mhatre would wear. So I used to come to Hill Road quite often, looking for the kind of fabric and prints that would reflect him,” he shared. He selected shirts, denim, and vests that embodied the essence of Bhiku Mhatre, ensuring authenticity and a personal touch to the character’s appearance.

A passion for styling
Beyond Satya, Bajpayee’s passion for character styling has been a consistent aspect of his career. He expressed his meticulous approach to character wardrobe, saying, “Now I have my costume people, the designers, and they are always on tenterhooks with me. When I am working on my character, I am also thinking about the clothes he will wear.” Bajpayee emphasized that styling isn’t just about the design but also the fabric and fitting, noting that “every character will have a different fitting.”

Challenges and dedication
The actor recounted the challenges of sourcing the right fabrics and clothes, often visiting small shops and buying in bulk. Despite the difficulty, Bajpayee’s dedication to his craft and attention to detail in costume selection have contributed significantly to the authenticity of his characters.

Recent work
Manoj Bajpayee continues to impress with his performances. He was recently seen in Apoorv Singh Karki's 2024 film, Bhaiyya Ji, where his meticulous approach to character development and styling remains evident.

Manoj Bajpayee’s story about handpicking Bhiku Mhatre's outfits highlights his commitment to his roles and his unique approach to character preparation, blending his acting prowess with a keen sense of style.

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