Kobad Ghandy: Prakash Jha’s inspiration for Chakravyuh
New Delhi, August 13, 2012
First Published: 17:44 IST(13/8/2012)
Last Updated: 01:26 IST(14/8/2012)
Filmmaker Prakash Jha’s new movie, Chakravyuh, which explores Maoist insurgency, will see actor Om Puri play a character inspired by Maoist leader, Kobad Ghandy.
Kobad Gandhy, the senior central committee and Polit Buro member of the banned CPI (Maoist) who was recently arrested in New Delhi, being taken to a hospital for a medical check up, in New Delhi.
“Prakash Jha’s plan was to take elements from Kobad ’s life and incorporate it into Om Puri’s character. But, Om got drawn to
Kobad’s life and urged Prakash to make his character as close to Kobad’s as possible,” said a source from the project.