Manoj Bajpayee to anchor `Encounter` in grandma`s style

IANS| Updated: Mar 31, 2014, 11:55 AM IST

Mumbai: Acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee, who is returning to the small screen as the host of a new crime-based show ‘Encounter’, says he has tried to give the narrative a touch of grandmothers` storytelling style.

"I am the anchor of the show, and we are trying to do something new with anchoring. The way grandmothers used to tell stories - where you could picture everything, that is what I have tried," the 44-year-old said here Sunday in an interview.

Manoj also said the show will give you the feel of watching a film.

"`Encounter` is about the famous encounters that have happened in Mumbai between police and gangsters. Every week, we will tell you about one encounter, it`s history and will present it in a very interesting way. To simplify, it`s going to be the fun of movies on TV," he said.

Meanwhile, on the film front, two of Manoj`s movies are in post-production and he is very excited about them.

"One is `Traffic` by Endemol and it is a brilliant film. I call it a social thriller. I guarantee that when you see it, you won`t know when it started and when it ended," said the actor, last seen on the big screen in "Satyagraha".

"The second is `Saat Uchakkey` by Neeraj Pandey`s production house Friday Filmworks and the director is Sanjeev Sharma," he added.