Manoj Bajpayee

For many future cinephiles, Ram Gopal Verma’s visceral magnum opus came as antidote to ’90s Bollywood’s arrow-through-the-heart mush attack. The guerilla frames of Satya announced the arrival of a genre many auteurs would craft their careers around later.

Bollywood actors John Abraham, Manoj Bajpayee and Ayesha Sharma during a press conference upcoming film 'Satyameva Jayate' in New Delhi.

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Manoj Bajpayee is an acclaimed ­Bollywood actor known for ­movies like Satya, Gangs of ­Wasseypur and Aligarh

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Manoj Bajpayee and Chakravarthy in the bridge scene

Bollywood actors (L-R) Manoj Bajpayee, Amruta Khanvilkar, Aisha Sharma and John Abraham pose for a photograph during the trailer launch of their upcoming action thriller Hindi film 'Satyameva Jayate' in Mumbai.

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Manoj Bajpayee as Bhiku Mhatre in Satya

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