It’s only been two days since the second season of “Family Man” began streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Manoj Bajpayee, the director of the department, said fans have started “demanding” the third chapter. Created by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK, the new season of the spy action thriller series created after a long wait between Amazon’s “Tandav” and “Mirzapur” shows on Friday. While the two-season finale of “The Family Man” throws more than one suggestion about a potential renewal, Bajpayee, who plays Srikant Tiwari, an Intelligence Officer trying to balance personal and professional life on the show, said he doesn’t know how the third part of the story if it does it will move forward.
“There’s a lot of work to be done for a season. I’ll be very happy if Amazon and Raj and DK decide to do three seasons, but before that writing is complete. All paperwork needs to be completed. I’m glad people have started asking for a third season,” he said. actors in a Zoom interview with PTI.
“That will be all the third season, I don’t know myself. I’m waiting for the script to come,” he added.
With most of the positive reviews coming, the team at “The Family Man” seems to have achieved the impossible: it has offered a better second season. Bajpayee, who won the National Award for Best Actor in his country for his film “Bhonsle” earlier this year, is in a happy space for more than one reason.
“The first season was considered classic and cult in its own way and created a franchise. After that, Raj and DK are some of the best minds in the industry. Suparn Verma, who joined the directors and writers, is a very close friend of mine. They got it with the second season. Congratulations Writers Suman and Manoj. These guys are pure geniuses, “the 52-year-old actor added.
Sharib Hashmi, Priyamani, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Sunny Hinduja, Shahab Ali, Ashlesha Thakur and Vedant Sinha also appear in “The Family Man”.
Bajpayee, who continues to lead his game in his 27-year acting career, said it is “shocking” that the series is not known for being a one-man show.
“Sharib’s success with this new season really touches my soul. I want to do very well. His success is like my success. All these actors like Shahab who played Sajid …
“Shreya became a big star after the first season and ‘Scam 1992’ came. Sunny who is Sandeep bhaiya in the movie” Aspirants “and then Milind in this show and Priyamani, Ashlesha and Vedant … Their success is much greater. Talk to me than touching “.
The second season is the digital debut of South star Samantha Akkineni Raji, along with her strong and powerful opponent Srikant from Bajpayee.
“Samantha is a huge star. She doesn’t need anyone to validate her work, but she comes in and helps the show so much,” Bajpayee said, praising her star.
For two seasons, the group has become a family, and like the other cubs, it has its own WhatsApp group, which keeps the fuss going, he said. “Now we’re a family. We’re in constant contact with each other every day. There’s a group of Family Man on WhatsApp. I don’t go there often because I can’t really write. But that’s the way it is. We’re happier with each other than with ourselves. This is not only on set. , (even outside the camera) when we keep looking at each other “.
Srikant recites a meaningful interview with “Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar” or is learning from a young and hyper-new boss in the trailer for the second youth season, Bajpayee collects praise for his comic time. in the movies.
The “Aligarh” actor, however, said he was loyal to the character.
Referring to Bhikhu Mhatre’s “Satya” and Sardar Khan’s memorable films “Gangs of Wasseypur,” Bajpayee said the audience is “pretty ridiculous” in those parts.
“Also, when I’m playing Srikant, people come from his behavior. Those moments. But I’m not trying to laugh, I’m putting the character in that situation, studying his thought process and his responses.
“I’m interested in getting the character in the smartest and most honest way. When you look at the situation from a distance, it’s ridiculous. But at the same time, it’s disturbing for the people who live in it,” he added.
On one level, “The Family Man” is the face between “good guys” and “bad guys,” but the show also tries to blur the line between the two, through healthy characters, Bajpayee said.
“We have a lot of influence in this mainstream cinema, we see it as Dark Villains (people). I think Ram Gopal Varma, Shekhar Kapur, Mani Ratnam have broken this stereotype and then directors like Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar (Banerjee) have looked at the characters in a human way. They tried to touch their story from their point of view. “
There is a clash between the two worlds in which these characters live, he saw. “So it’s just like Rajri’s Srikant Tiwari series. It was just like the first season as Srikantena Moosa (played by Neeraj Madhav). Directors or Writers tell a story or tell how they create characters and the world they live in, making all the difference has “.