There was a time when irrespective of their popularity, most film stars would not look beyond the big screen. The latest name to join the growing list of film stars descending upon the ‘small screen’ is Abhishek Bachchan, who is all set to make his web series debut in the second season of Breathe. For a few years, Bachchan junior has been in a strange place where his stardom has little to do with his film work.
Had Amrish Puri been alive, he would have turned 88 this week, and keeping in mind how the late starter went onto dominate the landscape of popular Hindi cinema from the mid-1980s to late 1990s, he would have been creating yet another iconic character. As someone who not only started by his early 40s, Puri had to swim against the tide in more ways than one. Although he was a regular feature in films of Shyam Benegal and Govind Nihalani, but when it came to popular films, Puri had to overcome the towering image of his elder brother, Madan Puri, and a host of well-established villains to carve a place for himself.
Ever since the nation-wide lockdown was announced a few months ago, the industry was abuzz with rumours about the fate of big-budget films that were ready for release.