Salman Khan's co star Manoj Joshi was HUMILIATED by a director; says he watched his photos thrown into dustbin

Manoj Joshi, who was seen in movies like Prem Ratan Dhan Payo and Bhool Bhulaiya, recalls heartbreaking incident during his struggling days.
Salman Khan's co star Manoj Joshi was HUMILIATED by a director; says he watched his photos thrown into dustbinSalman Khan's co star Manoj Joshi was HUMILIATED by a director; says he watched his photos thrown into dustbin
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Every actor hoping to make a mark in Bollywood goes through a series of ups and downs. From attending countless auditions to facing rejections, every struggler in B-Town has a story of their own. Manoj Joshi is no different. Although the actor has proved he's a remarkable actor, he has his share of heartbreaking struggling stories. The actor, who was honoured with Padma Shri last year, recently revealed that he had seen a Bollywood director throw his photos in the dustbin. 

The actor, in a conversation with Hindustan Times, began his journey into the industry back in the 1990s. The actor, who was seen in movies like Akshay Kumar starrer Bhool Bhulaiya and Salman Khan's Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, recalled the incident and added that the incident changed the way he tackled auditions. 

“I used to visit studios with my photoshoot. They used to see it and then keep it aside. Mujhe pata tha ki jis tarah se unhone photos liye hain, lagta nahi yeh mujhe jaldi kaam denge. There was a time when the director took the pictures and put them in the dustbin in front of me,” he revealed. 

Then on, he decided he will “never get a portfolio shoot done” to share with filmmakers. “The incident shook me and it is a big insult for any artist. Moreover, for one photograph, it used to take us ₹8 at that time, and for 10 copies we used to pay ₹80 to ₹100, which was a very big amount. So, I used to go for the auditions without photos, and I’d give my shot and tell them ‘this is me in front of you and this is my acting’. So, they could decide on that basis,” Manoj added. 

The actor revealed that he got a call from Sarfarosh director John Matthew Matthan after he saw him in one of his play. "John had come to watch one of my plays where I was playing Mahatma Gandhi’s son Harilal Gandhi. After seeing my performance, he offered me a cop’s role in the film. I was sceptical, thinking ‘yeh ek scene ka role denge mujhe and isse acha toh main theatre mein kar lunga’. But when I heard the whole scene, I was impressed and decided to give it a shot,” he said, discussing about his Bollywood debut. 

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