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Pankaj Tripathi: A Galaxy Of Warm And Fun Stories

Pankaj Tripathi is a well-known name in the Bollywood industry. It would not be wrong to say that the actor has become a brand in himself. From his amazing comedic timing to his equally impressive gray persona, the actor has proven his versatility with each passing film. Well, the actor is all set for the release of his next film ‘Main Atal Hoon’, a biopic on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. In a recent interview with India TV, the actor opened up about many things, including his childhood and village life. Scroll down to read more about his adventures.

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Pankaj Tripathi describes his stunts on his bicycle

Talking about his childhood, Pankaj Tripathi explained that he used to perform bicycle stunts to become popular among girls. There was a boy who used to perform this kind of stunts when he was in 7th or 8th grade and he was very popular among the girls. The Stree 2 actor also joked that there was a slow bicycle race in his school and the boy who won became popular among the girls. That's why Pankaj learned the same thing hoping to be the winner next year but he lost.

Pankaj Tripathi ate insects

Recalling an adventurous incident from his childhood, Pankaj Tripathi revealed that there was a time when he decided to learn to swim. Behind their house, they had a river in which little black insects swam. The other naughty children told him that if the actor drank these insects he would learn to swim. In addition, the actor revealed: “I collected 10 to 12 of those insects and drank them with water. I'm thankful my stomach didn't turn bad."

Pankaj Tripathi decided to change his last name

Did you know? Pankaj Tripathi's original surname was not Tripathi but Tiwari. Talking about this incident, the actor said, “My uncle used the surname Tripathi and became a government official. There was also a Baba with the surname Tripathi who became a teacher of Hindi. Those with my last name, Tiwari, were priests or dedicated to agriculture. So, I thought this was because of the last name and I did not want to be a farmer or a priest. So, while filling out the admit card for 10th standard, I wrote my name as Tripathi in the form. But then I thought I couldn't write my father's name as Tiwari in the form because it might be rejected. So, I changed his name too. This must be the first time in history that a father has been given a name by his son.”

Priyanka Chopra reacts to Pankaj Tripathi's wise words

One of Pankaj Tripathi's interview some years ago with Nilesh Mishra went viral on social media in recent times where he emphasized the importance of living a slow and steady life, rather than rushing into everything.

Today, Priyanka Chopra took to her Instagram stories to share this clip and expressed that she can relate to Pankaj Tripathi’s point of view and appreciate his words of wisdom.

In the video, Pankaj Tripathi is heard saying, "Main jeevan mein slow rena chahta hun. Therav rehna chahiye. Kyun bhagna hai? Kahan bhagna hai? Kidhar ud ke jaana hai? Sab ho jayega, itmenaan se saans to lo".

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