Pankaj Tripathi Keeps His Diet Strict To ‘Khichdi’ For His Role In ‘Main Atal Hoon’; Why Is It So?

Earning several accolades for the portrayal of challenging roles in movies like ‘OMG 2,’ ‘Mimi’ and ‘Newton,’ actor Pankaj Tripathi has established himself as one of the finest actors in Hindi cinema. Talking about his upcoming project titled ‘Main Atal Hoon’, the reputed actor revealed during an interview that he only ate Khichdi during the film shoot to connect with his character’s emotions.

‘Self-cooked Khichdi’ – New Approach for Role Prep

Essaying the role of late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Pankaj Tripathi followed a strict dietary regimen throughout his 60-day shooting schedule. During the interaction, he said that he would cook a simple meal, that is, khichdi without oil or masalas and used only dal, chawal and veggies. He emphasized that he didn’t let anyone cook for him or order from restaurant because he was very specific about consuming a simple, nutritious Sattvik meal.

Shedding light on the importance of a healthy diet for actors’ physical and emotional growth, he further added, “To get that emotion right, you need to have a sync between the brain and the body. For that, an actor needs to eat light food.”

Know More About ‘Main Atal Hoon

Directed by Ravi Jadhav, ‘Main Atal Hoon’ is an autobiographical film based on the life of India’s one of the most influential politicians and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Actor Pankaj Tripathi’s first look as Shri Vajpayee was unveiled in 2022 and his new avatar was widely appreciated by his fans and followers. The biopic is scheduled to release in December 2023.

Pankaj Tripathi Bags His Second National Award

Acing the art of method acting, Pankaj Tripathi has been treating his fans with incredible performances every year. His journey is truly an inspiration for all the budding actors. The 47-year-old debuted with minor roles in movies like ‘Omkara’ and ‘Run.’ The first role that brought him into the limelight was antagonist Sultan from ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ franchise. Since then, he has been surprising audiences with his selective film choices.

The acclaimed actor is currently enjoying the success of his latest release ‘Fukrey 3′ and was recently bestowed with the National Award for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Mimi.’ It was the second time he received this prestigious honour, after winning his first award for ‘Newton’ (2017).

Upcoming Projects

Pankaj Tripathi has a couple of projects in the pipeline. He will next be seen in movies namely, ‘Metro In Dino,’ ‘Murder Mubarak,’ ‘Stree 2’  and ‘Mirzapur 3.’ Fans are excited to see what more he can bring on-screen with his next film as he has a knack for delighting the audience by getting into the skin of every character that he plays.