'I belonged to the working class, not the middle class.''I was a rag-picker. I used to pick up coal from the railway tracks.''I was rejected from the FTII, as I was very unkempt and skinny.''I did not look like a hero, villain or comedian.''But Girish Karnad and Jairaj said I should be taken based on merit, not looks.' IMAGE: Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Helen Mirren in The Hundred-Foot Journey. At the launch of his biography Unlikely Hero, Om Puri got quite emotional as he remembered the people ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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