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, 1 month ago
'The film industry will remain soft targets and continue to be picked upon with no respite, with no choice but to give in due to personal safety and financial compulsions,' says director Suparn Verma. Director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was shooting his latest magnum opus Padmavati at a fort in Jaipur when a group called the Rajput Karni Sena barged in on the set and assaulted him, accusing Bhansali of distorting facts. According to this bunch, Ranveer Singh, who plays Allauddin Khilji, has ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
'2016 may have been unkind, more than other years, but we are here and we owe it to the ones who are gone -- to live and love fully this wonderful gift of life,' says filmmaker Suparn Verma. IMAGE: Carrie Fisher as Princesse Leia in Return of the Jedi (1983). Death is the yin to life's yang. It brings balance to life. Creation in destruction. As a concept, it is poetic beyond words. Think of it as the villain to a hero, the end to a beginning. We start dying the moment we are flushed ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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