BAJPAYEE CREDITS OM PURI FOR BEING HIS INSPIRATION
Actor Manoj Bajpayee (above) believes that nobody can play Om
Puri (top) better than him if a biopic on the late actor is ever made. “I knew him very closely. I came for his prayer meet but still I am smiling because if you remember him, you can’t be upset. He was such a joyful character. I remember him with loads of happiness,” Bajpayee said.
The actor, who is considered a method actor and is known for playing unconventional roles, said: “Om Puri ji was one of the reasons for the kind of acting I am known for. He helped us to conceive the dream... Those who come from small towns. He showed us the path.”
“People say if you have to be a good actor, you have to be a good human being first. Whenever I lost faith in this saying, I met Om Puri and my faith regained,” he added.
Manoj said Puri always inspired him. “After I watched his film ‘Aakrosh’, I decided if I have to do work, it has to be like this,” he said.