Om Puri’s last release to be ‘Gandhi: The Conspiracy’


Contrary to the belief that Tubelight was the late actor Om Puri’s last film, it has now emerged that the actor was part of another project: an international film that is yet to released reported Filmfare.

Having played several memorable characters in his prolific film journey in Bollywood and Hollywood, the late veteran actor will be seen playing an interesting role in producer Lakshmi R Iyer’s forthcoming historical drama, Gandhi: The Conspiracy (Gandhi Hatya: Ek Saazish), directed by Algerian filmmaker Karim Traidia.

Puri was also a part of the Pakistani Actor In Law, opposite Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat.

Having worked closely with the late veteran actor in Gandhi: The Conspiracy, producer Lakshmi R Iyer commented, “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 inspired by Mahatma Gandhi, 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 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.”

“The movie promises to be a racy, action-packed account of historical events that led to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.”

Produced by Iyer and directed by Karim Traidia, Gandhi: The Conspiracy is scheduled to release this year.