Manoj Bajpayee's wife Shabana was against him doing 'The Family Man', the actor told the reason

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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On one hand, Manoj Bajpayee's film 'Bhaiya Ji' is released this Friday, May 24, and on the other hand, he is busy shooting for the third season of the hit web series 'The Family Man'. Fans are eagerly waiting for this season. Manoj Bajpayee has made a place in every viewer's heart by becoming 'Family Man'. But Manoj Bajpayee's wife Shabana did not want him to do 'The Family Man'. She was against it and the actor himself has revealed this. Manoj Bajpayee told Ranveer Allahabadia's podcast that wife Shabana was unaware of the influence and power of the OTT platform at that time. She felt that the actor was doing The Family Man only for money and family.

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Manoj told why his wife was against working in 'The Family Man'?

Manoj Bajpayee said, 'When I was doing the first season, my wife worriedly asked if everything was okay? Why are you doing the series? I told her Shabana, this (OTT and online streaming platforms) is a big thing in America, and it will reach its peak here too. But Shabana did not understand.

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“Don't do what you don't like and we'll be happy”

Manoj Bajpayee further told that Shabana thought that he was doing everything for money. He said, 'Shabana asked are you doing all this for money? We are very happy. You don't have to do things that you don't want to do. Then I told her that I am not doing all this for money. This is a very good show and this show is doing very well all over the world. We shot two seasons and then the pandemic came and the pandemic changed everything.

Manoj Bajpayee said this on 'The Family Man 3'

Manoj Bajpayee also recently gave an update about the third season of 'The Family Man'. Manoj had told that the first shooting schedule of the show is over. In the third season, while on one hand he will be seen fighting the threat for the security of the country, on the other hand he will also be seen trying to improve his relationship with his wife. In this series, Manoj Bajpayee plays the character of a middle class man named Srikant Tiwari, who is actually a spy. It will be streamed on the OTT platform Prime Video.

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