Veteran actor Om Puri, who will be next seen in "Jai Ho Democracy", says the political comedy is as mainstream as any other 'masala' film -- just that it's without any of the celebrity Khans of tinsel town.
The pot-bellied grotesque politician from Rajasthan used to be the face of politics in India at a time when the Chautalas were doing their 'ghotalas'. With a new crop of smarter netas, hopefully less susceptible to corruption, the era of the 'bad' politician seems blessedly behind us.
New Delhi: Besides carving a niche while playing together some of the pivotal roles in Hindi cinema, Bollywood greats and friends Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri bonded over food and loved having dishes like brain curry.
Versatile actor Om Puri, who has maintained just the right balance between commercial and parallel cinema, misses the good content on celluloid and rues that movie-making is now reduced to just money-making.
Veteran Indian actor Om Puri was honoured by a renowned museum here for his contribution to cinema through a special tribute that showcased clips from some of his finest films and highlighted the actor`s journey from a theatre student to one of the most prominent actors.
Veteran actor Om Puri, who shot with Helen Mirren in the French town of Albi for ‘The Hundred Foot Journey’, says he was very impressed by his lovely leading lady - and even went down on his knees for her.
Veteran actor Om Puri will be the focus of a special tribute program here which will also have a preview screening of his latest film `The Hundred-Foot Journey`, in which he co-stars with Helen Mirren.