Having played several memorable characters in his prolific film journey in Bollywood and Hollywood, late veteran actor Om Puri will be seen playing an interesting role in producer Lakshmi R Iyer’s forthcoming historical drama, Gandhi: The Conspiracy (Gandhi Hatya: Ek Saazish), one of his last international films, directed by Algerian filmmaker Karim Traidia.
Having worked closely with the late veteran actor on Gandhi: The Conspiracy (Gandhi: Hatya Ek Saazish), Lakshmi recollects, “Om sir was an actor-par-excellence and a great human being. Being an old-school actor, he read the script, liked the subject and agreed to be part of it in just two days. It was a blessing to work with him and a great learning experience.”
Though there have been several films focusing on the great leader, Lakshmi believes this one reveals some little-known facts.
She explains, “I love Gandhiji’s ideology of non-violence. His capability to create mass-awareness 68 years before Twitter and Facebook is also mind-boggling. The simple story that a fanatic came and shot Gandhi doesn’t hold water. You have to dig deeper and understand the dynamics at play, and the movie promises to be a racy, action packed account of historical events that led to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.”
Produced by Lakshmi R Iyer and directed by Karim Traidia, Gandhi: The Conspiracy (Gandhi Hatya: Ek Saazish) is scheduled to release this year.