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Unlikely Hero Om Puri by Nandita C. Puri

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Unlikely hero offers an exclusive glimpse into Om Puri`s private life, his struggle and anxieties, and the woes of his heart. Discover the Om Puri no one knows about the tongue-tied actor from Punjab with stars in his eyes; the incorrigible flirt in drama school; the connoisseur of food and expert cook; and the complete family man. Featuring amusing anecdotes with his family, shocking episodes with the stalwarts of Indian and British cinema, and the nail-biting suspense of his love life, the tale is complemented by rare and unusual photographs. Told with wit, honesty, and elan, this book is a fitting tribute to the inspirational tale of Om Puri-one of the most talented actors of India.The late Patrick Swayze, Om Puri`s co-actor in City of Joy, recounts the impact Om had on his life, while notable film critic, Derek Malcolm talks about Om`s immense talent and vast repertoire. Naseeruddin Shah fondly remembers his friendship with Om that began at the National School of Drama and Om`s rise in the national and international film industry."

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