Tom Alter brings Sahir back to life in bravura performance
Tom Alter brings Sahir back to life in bravura performance

 A rebel son, a romantic student, a fire-eating poet, and finally a principled lyricist in Bollywood - he was all this and more and the various facets of Sahir Ludhianvi's remarkable personality were brought to life by veteran actor Tom Alter at a play here Saturday.

Tom Alter performs play on Sahir Ludhianvi for school kids
Tom Alter performs play on Sahir Ludhianvi for school kids

Veteran theatre actor Tom Alter performed a musical play 'Parchhaiyaan', a tribute to late poet and lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi, at a school here Friday.

Tom Alter smitten by `beauty of Urdu`

Thespian Tom Alter said that he learnt Urdu from his American Christian missionary father and read the Holy Bible in the language during his childhood days.

Tom Alter refuses to recite Punjabi verse due to lack of authenticity

Tom Alter has refused to recite a Punjabi verse for the trailer of an upcoming book due to lack of authenticity in his Punjabi accent.

Would like to play Nehru or Jinaah: Tom Alter

He has comfortably slipped into playing Sardar Patel and Lord Mountbatten on screen and effortlessly reprised the roles of Urdu poet-lyricist Sahir Ludhianvi and Maulana Azad on stage.

Satyajit Ray`s words still inspire me: Tom Alter

Actor and theatre personality Tom Alter had words of advice from legendary director Satyajit Ray while working with Satyajit Ray in "Shatranj Ke Khiladi", which still inspire him.

Would love to do film on Ghalib with Gulzar, Vishal: Tom Alter

Playing Mirza Ghalib on stage is a natural progression for Tom Alter and the veteran actor says he would love to do a film with Gulzar on the legendary Urdu poet, whose 214th birth anniversary falls tomorrow.