Everybody is excited to see Manoj Bajpayee reprise his role as Shrikant Tiwari in the second season of The Family Man but while Manoj slays the character of Tiwari on the screen, he has admitted that there are certain bits about the character that he doesn’t relate to – especially Tiwari’s penchant for giving gaalis. In the show’s trailer, we see Tiwari running through a bunch of Bollywood dialogues before ending it with a word that had to be beeped out. Now, the actor has spoken about it.
“Woh jo jeeta wahi sikander, uske baad joh gaali aati hai, woh zindagi mein kabhi use nahi kiya and woh gaali sach mein itni gandi lagti rahi ki pata nahi kaise muh se mere woh organically nikla, because Shrikant Tiwari ke character mein aap hotein hai pure samay – organically nikli the (The swear words I say after ‘jo jeeta wahi sikander’, I have never used them in my life. It is such an ugly swear word I don’t know how it came so organically to me. Because I was in Shrikant Tiwari’s character the whole time, it just came organically). I suddenly held my head, and I said ‘ki sh*t yaar yeh loge yahi rakhenge, yahi rakho iske alawa kuch nahi rakhna hai (These people will use it. Just this and nothing else),” he told a leading entertainment portal.
However, despite his hesitation, the directors, Raj and DK felt that it would go well with the show. “Exactly this has happened, I spoke to Raj and DK, they said ‘no no it is looking good, it’s superb’, then started jumping ‘no no don’t change this abuse, this is fantastic this goes with Shrikant more’. I have never, you know, used that word at all in my life and I will not repeat it because social media is a very evil platform, you know it can come back to bite me all over again,” he added.