BIOPIC ON OM PURI’S LIFE IN THE WORKS


Om Puri

Om Puri will be immortalised in a biopic, confirmed his estranged wife, Nandita Puri. Nandita, who wrote a biography on the actor titled Unlikely Hero: The Story of Om Puri, will be adapting her book into a biopic of the Actor In Law star. However, no one has yet been cast to play the late actor's role, as it will be "difficult" to do so. The team is just at the developing stage of the screenplay as of now.

Her book, released in 2009, caused the couple's relationship to go on rocky ground after she wrote about some intimate details of his life. "He came from a very humble background. He worked at a tea stall at the age of six to put food for the family on the table. His journey involved facing very difficult circumstances," Nandita shared and added, "Even veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal had told me that when Omji was working in Mumbai, he was so poor and thin, he was down with jaundice and they used to think that he did not know whether the next meal was coming or not. From that, there are a hundred inspiring incidents from his childhood – how he overcame this, how he lived through it, how he surpassed it."

Om Puri died of a heart attack earlier this year. He was last seen in Tubelight and will last be featured in the Malala biopic, Gul Makai. Puri has also reportedly lent vocals for a song in the film.

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