At the recently happened iReel Awards 2019, Mirzapur stars Pankaj Tripathi and Divyendu Sharma had a great time together. Both of them won the Best Actor (Male) Drama and Best Supporting Actor (Male) awards respectively for the much-loved Amazon Prime original and made the fans proud.
This was not it as the stars who played father & son in the series were seen enjoying their victory on Twitter and that too in Mirzapur style.
Divyendu Sharma posted a picture of both happily posing together with their awards in hands. He wrote, “Papa aur Munna dono ko yeh bahut saara pyaar aur sammaan dene me liye dhanyawaad!! Proud feel hue hum!! (Thanks for giving immense love and respect to Papa and Munna!! I feel proud!!)
— divyenndu (@divyenndu) September 23, 2019
Pankaj Tripathi replied him in Hindi, “हमें भी बहुत प्राउड फ़ील हुआ मुन्ना। चाँपे रहो…” (Even I felt very proud Munna, Keep It Up)
हमें भी बहुत प्राउड फ़ील हुआ मुन्ना। चाँपे रहो… https://t.co/1M377aSzSF
— पंकज त्रिपाठी (@TripathiiPankaj) September 23, 2019
Pankaj Tripathi has been in the industry for a long time now but it’s only recently that he has started getting the popularity he deserves. He went unnoticed in early films such as Run (2004), and made an impact with his craft only in the 2010s, with roles in Gangs Of Wasseypur, Sacred Games and Mirzapur. It’s been over a decade now since his debut, and the acclaimed artist recently talked about how India is recognising him only now when he is 44.
“I am 44 years old and India knows me now. Better late than never,” he said.
However, Pankaj, who was born in Belsand, a village in Gopalganj District in Bihar, does not fuss about the challenges he has faced to reach this high in his career.
“I have faced the same struggles that any actor faces. My difficulties were no different than the others. I come from a non-filmy background and I am a small village boy, so the challenges were a little more. I think that is organic and I have no complaints, because that happens in every field and not just in acting,” Pankaj told IANS.