Om Puri not happy with kind of roles coming his way
Mumbai: Veteran actor Om Puri, who is looking forward to his upcoming film “Khap“, that deals with the issue of honour killing, says cinema has become a business and he is not happy with the kind of roles he has been offered.
"Cinema has become business minded…it has become more greedy and money-minded. I am not happy about it. I don“t believe in the cinema that only entertains. I believe entertainment is important but at the same time it is also important that we raise social issues. We need to talk about or show issues through the medium cinema," Puri told PTI.
“Khap“, directed by Ajai Sinha, who is known for TV shows like “Hasratein“, “Astitva“ and “Ghar Ek Sapna“, is a story about much-talked about Khap Panchayat and the issue of honour killing.
"There are several other issues like unemployment, crime and corruption that need to be highlighted. In villages people do not have electricity, water and proper roads. If we talk about Mumbai, there is so much dirt on the street, due to which, diseases spread. There is mosquito and rat breeding.
The municipality is effective only in places where high class society people reside. Like in Malabar Hill area you will not find dirt while in Ghatkopar, Malad, Charkop areas you will see unclean environment," Puri said.
The veteran actor is also not satisfied with the roles that comes his way.
"Ageing is there not only in films. You grow…you age…and you retire. I am not happy with the roles I am getting…I think I deserve better," he said.