New Delhi: Veteran actor Om Puri who is mostly seen in a calm avatar on screen lost his cool during a press conference. Om Puri, who was promoting his upcoming film ‘Project Marathwada’ in Ahmedabad, suddenly became outrageous at the media on questions asked about farmers’ deaths.
In the press conference, Om Puri was seen slamming the government and he said that the ones in power have forgotten the slogan, ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kissan’. Then suddenly he got angry and asked the reporters which political party they belong to.
When the media personnel said they don’t belong to any party, a furious Om said,
“No you do belong to a party. Not everyone present here has voted for the BJP.”
Om Puri, who had a plaster on his right hand, then said,
“Why are they talking like this, then? Like there was no contribution of Nehru or Indira Gandhi.”
When the reporters tried telling Om that he misinterpreted their questions, Om said,
“No mistake has happened like that. Half of the people here belong to Congress and the other half to BJP.”
Om said in the conference that they are gathered here to discuss the state of the downtrodden in the society.
In the film ‘Project Marathwada’, directed by Bhavin Wadia, Om Puri plays the role of a distressed farmer. The film aims to not just capture the painful sentiments of the poverty struck families but also show the extent to which the farmers are forced to budge.