In an upcoming film, Om Puri would be doing something which he has probably never done in mainstream Bollywood commercial cinema. Though the veteran actor has been seen stripped till waist down in some of the art-house cinema which he did early in his career (and later in Aastha with Rekha), it would be for the first time that he would be removing his shirt for a hardcore Bollywood film.
The man who has managed to convince him to do so is Priyadarshan and the film is this week's release Mere Baap Pehle Aap.
Informs a source, "The film is an out and out comedy where Om Puri plays a flirt middle aged man. He keeps getting caught on the wrong side of the law and invariably it is by the cop played by Archana Puran Singh."
What is Archana's character here?
Replies the source, "She plays a hard nosed female cop who detests men with roving eye. This is why the characters played by Puri saab and Paresh Rawal ji get caught under her close eye. In one of the many hilarious sequences in the film, when Archana catches hold of Puri saab, she makes him do 'uthak-baithak', a standard way of mildly punishing such Romeos. Also, he is seen only in his trousers in this scene."
"This is not all. Even when this character is going through such a situation, instead of being humiliated, he instead starts flirting with Archana Puran Singh as well. The scene is certainly going to get the house down", laughs the source.
Mere Baap Pehle Aap is yet another comedy outing for Priyadarshan after Dhol. Though his last release was Bhool Bhulaiyaa, it saw quite some drama and thrills amalgamated with comedy. However, this Akshaye Khanna starrer sticks entirely to the comic genre.