How Om Puri’s First Film EAST is EAST brings him to Limelight?

One of the Famous Director Mr.Ayub Khan in London who tells how Om Puri got the Leading Role of Father in the Movie East is East, as playing the Lead role of George Khan the Unbending Father in 1999.


om puri with his wife
EAST IS EAST, Linda Bassett, Om Puri, 1999, (c) Miramax


Mr.Ayub Khan tells the media that he met him in London when they planned to work together in a movie named” Burning Season in 1993″.


East is East is a movie that comes to Ayub’s mind as the Past experience of his Life as he grows up in the Salford near the Manchester in 1970.His Family having Eight brothers and one sister.

His Father is an Immigrant from the Pakistan and married an Englishwoman wants to Grow his Children’s as a “Good Muslims”. 

This Role was basically reflecting the Om Puri sheer talent that he plays in the movie for the millions of People living across the Globe.




He was the only third Indian Actor apart From the Roshan Seth and Late Saeed Jaffery who got the acceptance by the Nation of UK.

The play East is East is the most popular Hit in 1996 at that times.This play was the superhit play from the Past 50 years in the UK.

It was seen by Producer Leslee Udwin who immediately wants to cast this Actor.It was Ayub khan who told her that he knew someone who would play this for the Film.

The role was complex for the Person work is very much comfortable in comedy but to play a Role of Father who is isolated from his children.


According to Leslee observed that very few Actor having such a great Talent like Om Puri.However, she comes into a Huge Controversial in 2015, when she made India’s Daughter.It was a movie actually based on the 2012 Fatal rape victim of an intern in New Delhi.


Ayub tells that He was honored to work with Om puri as he was the Finder of such a Great movie actor for the movie East is East and West is west.He said that it was a great loss to the world.


He also acted on the Famous Book writer’s Richard C Morais, The story of a man who opens a curry house in a village in France opposite to a Michelin star restaurant.Due to this certain conflicts rises and the subsequent harmonious resolution occurs.

He also added more by saying that he was worked with him for all most 25 Years.It was a great experience to work with such a Great talent of India.


He was also acted in the movie with Sharmila based on the Sangeeta’s Dutta’s life in 2009.

Sangeeta’s was shocked to listen to the news of Passing away of Om puri’s she told that it was really shocking to the Indian cinema as om puri passed away so early.


Om Puri Funeral
Om Puri Funeral


Sharmila said ‘we have lost a great actor and nice Person of Bollywood industry.


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