As the new year dawned, fans were left in awe and admiration when a shirtless photo of actor Manoj Bajpayee surfaced on social media, showcasing a remarkable transformation. While the actor initially left the audience guessing about the authenticity of the image, he has now confirmed that it was indeed “morphed.” The revelation comes in the context of a strategic campaign by Netflix, aiming to generate intrigue and excitement.
In an interview with Indian Express, Manoj Bajpayee shed light on the viral photo, stating, “It was morphed. It was Netflix’s campaign strategy. So they wanted to start a campaign on a high note with intrigue, and they were successful in doing so.”
The viral image showcased Manoj Bajpayee standing shirtless, highlighting his impressive eight-pack abs. The photo sparked widespread curiosity about the actor’s fitness routine, with fans and celebrities alike praising his transformation. The actor maintained a serious demeanour in the image, captioning it, “New Year, New Me! Dekho delicious soup ka meri body pe asar. Ekdum killer look hai na?” (Check out how soup affects my appearance. Isn’t it a killer look?). The viral image was part of a promotional strategy for Manoj Bajpayee’s recently launched web series, “Killer Soup,” in which he stars alongside Konkona Sen Sharma as his wife.
“Killer Soup,” directed and co-written by Abhishek Chaubey, has garnered attention for its intriguing storyline and impressive cast, including Sayaji Shinde, Nasser, and Lal. The web series, produced by Honey Trehan and Chetana Kowshik, was released on Netflix on January 11, 2024. Manoj Bajpayee’s revelation adds a playful twist to the promotional efforts, showcasing the actor’s versatility even in marketing campaigns.