He had no airs about his talent, he did not intellectualise it, he just lived and breathed acting.Filmmaker Suparn Verma salutes the legend. IMAGE: Om Puri and Rekha in Aastha. My last year of college life, 1995, began my journey in the movies when I got a small role in Basu Bhattacharya's last film -- a reworking of Belle de Jour, the Rekha and Om Puri starrer Aastha. Om Puri played an affable professor married to Rekha. I was one of his students with a couple of lines of dialogue. The first ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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'In our film industry, there are not many opportunities for actors... Our films are not character based, they are hero and heroine based. The only roles we have for character actors are to play the girl's or boy's dad or a police officer...' 'Now at my age there are hardly any parts. In the West, you could play a central character even at my age. But these kinds of films are not made in India.' IMAGE: Om Puri in The Hundred-Foot Journey. Om Puri started his career with the New Wave or ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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