Pankaj Tripathi aka Pandit ji, shared his views on the rapid rise of abusive language on the OTT platforms. Actor Pankaj Tripathi had a good year in terms of creative releases this year. The popular actor said that he does not support use of abusive dialogues, he however, does not shy away from using abusive language if the story demands for it.
In an interview with a popular daily, Pankaj Tripathi shared his views of the use of abusive language on screen. He said that the use of coarse language should be avoided in shows and films because it’s more about what you are trying to put forth as an artiste. Pankaj Tripathi popularly known as pandit ji, has been entertaining the viewers this year with the classic portrayal of Kaleen Bhaiya in Mirzapur. Says that his character in the show demanded him to be harsh with his language and therefore he had to say a few cuss words here and there.
“When actors abuse on screen, they do so in a certain context. Abusing on a whim is not something I approve of or endorse. Even in my scenes, I avoid coarse language, unless the situation demands it. It’s not a case of being morally mindful. I am merely conscious of what I put forth as an artiste,” he said.
Pankaj Tripathi on the his Memes going viral
Of late, a lot of memes based on Pankaj Tripathi’s various characters have gone viral on social media. He, however, has issues with them, as per Tripathi, these memes do not even use the language or dialogues of the characters he has portrayed.
“The onus of being responsible is on the creators, writers, and actors. I hope that the creators of memes exercise a similar restraint and act responsibly. On most occasions, the abusive words used in these memes are not even from my films or dialogues,” he said.
Pankaj Tripathi is all set to end 2020 on a high note, with his upcoming movie Shakeela. The actor is essaying the role of a South Indian actor from the 90’s era. Richa Chadha is playing the leading lady in the movie.
Apart from Shakeela and Mirzapur, the other projects that kept Tripathi busy this year were the Netflix film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, the new season of Criminal Justice on Disney+Hotstar, and Ludo on Netflix.