Pankaj Tripathi to play a pivotal role in upcoming political thriller 'Kissebaaz'

In this film directed by Annant Jaaitpaal, Pankaj will be seen as a henchman of politicans who somehow manages to be a part of both the parties.


Actor Pankaj Tripathi has made a name for himself purely by his personality and performance in several films. His work lately in the highly acclaimed web series Mirzapur as Kaleen Bhaiya was well appreciated and it’s time to get set for yet another gripping performance by the actor, this time as Chuttan Shukla in upcoming political thriller Kissebaaz.

But here’s a twist. Pankaj will not be playing a politician but will be seen as a henchman of politicians who somehow manages to be part of both the opposition parties. In the film, he plays a character who either creates problems or provides solutions. Set in Varanasi, the film revolves around Harsh (played by Rahul Bagga), who gets entangled in difficult situations that have been plotted by a wily narrator.

Talking about the same, Annant Jaaitpaal said, “Every director loves to work with a great performer. When an actor grabs a character and gets fully involved in the story, it makes it easier for the director to execute his vision. It was good to have all the shortlisted actors on board. Pankaj Tripathi, Rahul Bagga, Anupriya Goenka are brilliant in their performances. Everybody’s favourite is Kaleen Bhaiya (Pankaj Tripathi), who will be famous as Chuttan Shukla as well from now on. Pankaj Tripathi is a versatile actor. There are many memories of shooting with him. He is very hard working and is a director's actor. It’s just the beginning, I will love to take him on board every time as an actor.” 

KisseBaaz is directed by Annant Jaaitpaal and produced by Sanjay Anand and Divya Anand. Along with Pankaj Tripathi, it also stars Rahul Bagga, Anupriya Goenka, Zakir Hussain and Rajesh Sharma in key roles. The film will hit screens on June 14, 2019.