Manoj Bajpayee to receive highest honor at Festival Of Globe, to be held in California, for his contribution to Indian cinema. Manoj will also lead the India Day Parade as the chief guest and grand marshal marking the 70th year of India’s independence.
Manoj Bajpayee has come a long way in Bollywood after first getting noticed in Satya for his role of ‘Bhiku Mhatre’, a gangster.
The actor, known for essaying unconventional and powerful roles (Sardar Khan in ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, Professor in ‘Aligarh’), will be bestowed with the highest honour at the Festival Of Globe, for his contribution to Indian cinema.
“It is a moment of pride for us to have this great actor of Indian cinema as our prestigious guest for this year. Our journey with the festival began 25 years ago, right about the time Manoj ji made his foray into Indian cinema. We are grateful for having him and welcoming him to The Bay Area and pay a fine tribute and introduce him to our ‘golden’ city and his thousands of fans,” founder of FOG Dr. Romesh Japra said in the statement.
The week-long Festival Of Globe (FOG) is an International film festival that blends world cinema with the Silicon Valley. Like other film festivals, this event is also a platform for entertainment, cultural and business exchange, where films are screened, and celebrities, investors, businessmen and even politicians, come under one roof.
Many eyebrows were raised when Manoj Bajpayee’s brilliant performance in Hansal Mehta’s Aligarh (played the role of a gay Professor) was ignored for the National awards; instead Akshay Kumar won the National Award for his works in Rustom and Airlift.