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Richard Attenborough was in love with Indian culture, says Alok Nath

Alok Nath was a newcomer when he landed a minute's role in Richard Attenborough's epic film "Gandhi" in 1982.

Attenborough died Sunday night following prolonged illness in London. He was 90.
Attenborough died Sunday night following prolonged illness in London. He was 90.

Alok Nath was a newcomer when he landed a minute’s role in Richard Attenborough‘s epic film “Gandhi” in 1982. The now veteran actor recalls that the late filmmaker was a “great human being”, who loved Indian culture.

Attenborough died Sunday night following prolonged illness in London. He was 90.

Recollecting his memories of the filmmaker, Alok told IANS: “I had a minute’s role in his film and my interaction with him was very memorable. As a filmmaker, he was in love with Indian culture and he’s the one who reinvented Mahatma Gandhi for us. No Indian had done this before.”

“He was a brilliant actor, director and a great human being,” added the actor who made his film debut with the movie.

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After his stint at the National School of Drama, “Gandhi” was Alok’s first film. He played a blink-and-you-miss character of Tyeb Mohammed in the film, which is a biopic on Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, hailed in India as ‘Father of the Nation’.