"I am so happy to be here in Albi. It's so peaceful and beautiful. We started shooting earlier this week. I'm very proud of whatever we've shot so far. I saw the rushes and I think my country will be proud of me when this film releases," says Om, and adds, "At my age, getting such pivotal roles in international projects proves I must have done something right."
Om is simply bowled over by his co-star Helen Mirren. Says the appreciative actor, "I have rented my own apartment here in Albi where I do my own cooking. When Helen Mirren arrived for shooting I invited her home for dinner along with the rest of the crew. I cooked an Indian meal for them. When she arrived I fell on my knees in front of her and confessed I was a fan. Helen laughed, made me stand up, hugged me and said she also admired my work."