Recently Actor Manoj Bajpayee celebrated his 50th birthday with his family and with some of his friends from Bollywood including Gajraj Rao, Ranvir Shorey, Pankaj Tripathi, and Anupam Kher Sidharth Malhotra, Tabu, Farah Khan in it.

While talking to him he said: It’s not about the number. Numbers matter to people who think they have achieved a lot. For me, life is starting every day, every year. There’s a lot to be done.”’

Including things about his acting journey, he added: “You have to be really lucky. Talent alone doesn’t matter in this industry and everyone knows this. If someone says ‘good films are done’, ‘talent always survives’, there are other factors too, which are far more important. 

“You should be extremely lucky too, and have the common sense to keep changing your path, adjusting and accommodating, without bending on your principles. It’s a small industry, that’s why it’s so difficult. I stayed on the fringe, was never a part of the elite league, but I survived and am still surviving.