Getting honors for his work in Anurag Kashyap’s Mukkabaaz, actor Rajesh Tailang trusts nepotism in Bollywood makes great actors endure excessively. “I think, nepotism is more prevalent in Indian politics than in any other field. Yes, it also plagues the B-town as the established bunch of people in the industry bring new faces from their own clan which results in exceeding the amount of struggle for the aspirants with no Godfather. The newcomers have to wait for years,” said Tailang. Tailang, a famous face in Indian theater, be that as it may, affirms one needs the ability to remain longer in the film business. “It’s also certain that if you have no talent, you can’t survive. Films are pure business and if you are not able to deliver, you will get vanished,” said Tailang, who made his acting debut with the popular TV series Shanti in 1995.
Offering credit to Anurag Kashyap for his part in Mukkabaaz, Tailang said the producer is known for bringing new faces to the silver screen. “I know him for a long time now but this is my first movie with Anurag. Though I was offered a role in Gangs of Wasseypur, things did not work out. Getting cast in any of Anurag Kashyap’s movies is an actor’s dream and I am not an exception.”
Tailang assumes the part of hero’s dad in Mukkabaaz. “The role I played is of a man who could not achieve much in life. He is rigid and bitter in nature. Initially, he outrightly says no to his son’s decision of becoming a boxer. But gradually he gets convinced by his son. The character and his life-situation give ample space for black humor,” said Tailang. Sharing points of interest of his future ventures, Tailang stated, “I am doing Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaari (based on Martyr Captain Bikarm Batra’s life) and Hansal Mehta’s Omerta (with Rajkumar Rao in lead role).” Mukkabaaz hit theaters on January 12 and is doing a nice business.