Cillian Murphy Read The Bhagavad Gita To Prepare For ‘Oppenheimer’ Role
MUMBAI, (IANS) – Actor Cillian Murphy, who is in the biopic, ‘Oppenheimer’, has shared that to prepare for the titular character and to get into its Mindspace, he read Bhagavad Gita, the foundational text of Hinduism.
American nuclear physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who was the director of the Los Alamos Laboratory during World War 2 and is often credited as the “father of the atomic bomb” for his role in the Manhattan Project, learned Sanskrit at Berkley.
“I have become death; the destroyer of worlds” is the most repeated quote of Oppenheimer. He borrowed it from the Gita.
Murphy said: “I did read the Bhagavad Gita in preparation for the film. I thought it was a beautiful text. Very inspiring. It was a consolation to him. He kind of needed it. It provided a lot of consolation to him all his life.”
‘Oppenheimer’ is directed by legendary filmmaker Christopher Nolan, who is known for films like ‘Memento’, ‘Inception’, ‘The Dark Knight Trilogy’, ‘Tenet’ and ‘Dunkirk’.