Streaming platforms Netflix and Amazon Prime Video recently indulged in a sweet joke about Manoj Bajpayee. The actor, who is currently basking in the success of Amazon prime series The Family Man 2, would soon be featured in a Netflix anthology series Ray. And like many fans, Netflix couldn’t contain its excitement to have Manoj on board.
In a cheeky tweet, Netflix’s social media lever welcomed Manoj Bajpayee. Referring to his hit series, it wrote: “.@BajpayeeManoj is coming to a Netflix series! We love having you a part of this family, man ❤️ #Ray.” Touched by the message, the actor replied: “Thank you 🙏🏻 for your warm welcome!!!! It’s a privilege to be part of the anthology!!”
Thank you for your warm welcome!!! It is a privilege to be part of the anthology!!
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) June 8, 2021
In Ray, the actor is part of Abhishek Chaubey’s short ‘Hungama Hai Kyon Barpa’. He is said to be featured as a ghazal singer Musafir Ali seeking to regain his lost glory, meeting a mysterious stranger (Gajraj Rao) along the way, who helps him go back in time. Netflix India further replied to Manoj Bajpayee’s tweet: “You can’t tell from this tweet, but we are bursting into tears as we type it 😭 We can’t wait ❤️.”
Amazon Prime Video quickly jumped into the conversation, addressing its tweet to Manoj’s character Srikant Tiwari writing, “Srikant, job badalne mein bada drastically change hua hoga na?.” Laughing at the conversation, Manoj replied: “Hahahahaha that’s top class banter!! Job nahi rol badla hai!!!!”
Hahahahaha that’s top class banter!! Job nahi roll badla hai !!!
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) June 9, 2021
The Family Man 2 premiered on June 4. In the nine-episode series, Manoj Bajpayee plays a world-class spy, but he struggles with his family problems. The second season also saw the digital debut of southern star Samantha Akkineni, who plays the tough rebel soldier on a deadly mission. Directed by Raj and DK, the stars include Priyamani, Sbharib Hashmi, Sharad Kelkar and Darshan Kumar.
The show was acclaimed by the masses and critics alike. In her review, Advance Guide critic Shubhra Gupta wrote, “The Family Man’s second season is bigger, slicker and way better. It ups its stakes considerably, casts its net wider and manages to get into greater context even if it is fleeting, about the state of the world we live in.”