The Inspirational Story Of Pankaj Tripathi, ‘From No Work For 6 Years To Now Getting Offers In His Parking Lot’

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Pankaj Tripathi is one of the most amazing actors in Bollywood. Some actors have their own unique style and dialogue delivery, like Irrfan Khan, Kay Kay Menon, Paresh Rawal, and Pankaj Tripathi. Pankaj Tripathi has made a name for himself because of his amazing performances. He has created a place for himself in the entertainment industry. Every artist has their own share of struggles. Pankaj Tripathi is no different. He has also struggled a lot before reaching this position. The success was not served on a platter to him. He has his own share of struggles.


Pankaj Tripathi On Struggling Days

Pankaj Tripathi

Talking about his struggling days, Pankaj Tripathi told in an interview with Hindi daily that he was wandering around Andheri looking for work. There was hardly anything concrete for six years. According to Pankaj Tripathi, his wife, Mridula, supported him in every way. He said,

“To be honest, I did not earn anything between 2004 and 2010. She (his wife, Mridula) bore the burden of all expenses involved in the upkeep of our household. I used to roam around in Andheri and urge people ‘koi acting karwa lo, koi acting karwa lo (someone, please give me an acting job)’. But no one listened to me at the time. Now, when I go home, I find movies being offered in my parking lot.”


Now Offers At Parking Lot

Pankaj Tripathi

Pankaj also talked about how he is flooded with offers. He added,

“I find directors in my parking lot, asking me, ‘Where are you? I want to do a film with you, and please sit for a narration’. Earlier, I struggled but found no jobs even when I searched for them in Andheri, but now there are queues of movies being offered right in my parking lot. During those struggling days, Mridula used to take care of all the expenses, from the house rent to other basic needs.”

It is such a sweet gesture by Pankaj. He did not shy in speaking his heart out about his struggling days. Pankaj Tripathi gave credit for his success to his wife. The story of Pankaj Tripathi makes us believe that if we work hard with full faith, we can achieve any dreams. Pankaj Tripathi’s movie Mimi is getting various awards, and he has been appreciated for his brilliant performance.

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