HE insists it's not an image. The nice guy one. "That's what I really am," said Om Puri, actor, who may finally turn a producer. For Puri the transition will be easy since he claims he has no hang-ups. While he prefers working in "decent sensible and compact films," he is realistic enough to realise that they may not provide for his bread and butter. So "there is a need to go back to mainstream cinema though even now I try and resist bad movies or refuse to sell myself for a film that isn't worth it by my values." He claims that TV roles do not tempt him and he cannot dole out dates for them on an ongoing basis. While he has been fortunate enough to land varying roles, Puri is careful not to get stereotyped. "That's the problem with being middle aged and in Bollywood. How many different dad's can you play?" asks he.
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