Manoj Bajpayee says nobody can play Ompuri better than me
By Vasanth Geddada : 21-Jan-2017
Since Bollywood is very keen on making biopics, actor Manoj Bajpai feels that nobody can play Om Puri better than him if a biopic is planned to do on him.
“I think nobody can play Om-Ji than me as I knew him very closely. I have come to his prayer meet still I am smiling if you remember him you don’t upset. He was a joyful person and I remember him with a joy without boundaries,” said actor Manoj on a meet of tribute to great actor Om Puri who passed away on January 6.
Bajpayee who shot to fame with Ram Gopal Varma’s Satya is regarded as a method actor for playing unconventional roles in movies said: “Om Puri is one of the reasons for doing such characters and his style of acting has shown a path to many like me.” He also reminded about his nature of interaction with people, “His behavior was same either with a spot boy or a millionaire.”
I like Om Puri’s Aakrosh and I decided that if I have to do films, it should be like this. I chose the path because of Om Puri. People say if you have to be a good actor, you are good human being first. Whenever I lost confidence, I used to meet Om Puri and faith is restored.”