Actor Pankaj Tripathi remembers his childhood day when he barely saw “any money”. In a new interview, the actor said that he believes that a person does not need “extravagant amount of money” to be happy or comfortable in life. He added that he will never be able to take “a big loan, buy a nice car or a big home”. (Read also | KBC 13: Pankaj Tripathi tells Amitabh Bachchan that he did not need to sleep at train stations, thanks to his wife)
Pankaj made his Bollywood debut with Run (2004) and also appeared in Omkara (2006). He went on to star in the film series Raavan, Gangs of Wasseypur, Dabangg 2, Fukrey, Singham Returns, Bareilly Ki Barfi, Newton, Stree, Ludo, Mimi, Gunjan Saxena and Bachchhan Paandey. He is best known for his leading role in the Mirzapur web series, Criminal Justice.
In an interview with the Times of India, Pankaj said, “I come from a humble background and although my wife and I have been in Mumbai for many years, we have never felt the need to pursue a flamboyant lifestyle or a luxurious life. I believe never that I will be able to take out a large loan to buy a nice car or a large home. “
He also said, “I am the son of a farmer and grew up in a remote village in Bihar, we had barely seen any money. My parents did not even have a TV at home. I grew up understanding the value and burden. Of money “And I do not think my view of material wealth will change any time soon. I do not think you need an extravagant sum of money to be happy or comfortable in life. I always try to be happy with what I have.”
Last year in an episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 13, Pankaj had shared his struggling days with host Amitabh Bachchan. He had said: “I came to Mumbai in 2004 and the Gangs of Wasseypur happened in 2012. For eight years no one knew what I was doing. When people ask me now, ‘how were your struggling days’, that’s when I realize that’ oh, that were my struggling days? ‘. “
He had added: “At that time I did not know it was a tough period. I did not realize the difficulties because my wife would teach children, our needs were limited, we lived in a small house and she would serve so I lived easily. More sangarsh mein, Andheri station pe sona nahi include hua unki wajah se (I did not sleep at Andheri station during my days of struggle, thanks to my wife). “