Om Puri To Play Character Based On Kobad Ghandy In 'Chakravyuh'?

It is a well known fact that Prakash Jha's upcoming flick Chakravyuh deals with the issue of Naxalism and now, it seems that veteran actor Om Puri, who is known for his versatility and acting skills, might be seen playing a character based on real life Maoist Kobad Ghandy in the film.

Though Om Puri did not confim this, he did admit that there are a lot of similarities between the two. Puri further added that he is impressed and influenced by Kobad Ghandy's teachings. It seems that initially Jha just wanted to incorporate a few elements of Kobad's life in the character Puri is playing, but as the latter read more about the Maoist, who gave up a cushy South Mumbai life to turn to Maoism, he got much impressed and urged Prakash to make his character as close to Kobad as possible.

Ghandy hailed from a wealthy Parsi family in South Mumbai and also worked in London, but gave up his lifestyle to move to Nagpur with his wife to dedicate himself entirely to the cause of tribal rights, women's issues and campaigns on behalf of lower caste people and women.

Chakravyuh boasts of an impressive star cast comprising Manoj Bajpayee, Abhay Deol, Arjun Rampal and Esha Gupta.

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