Oppenheimer actor Cillian Murphy took inspiration from Bhagavad Gita for his role- Read

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The Hollywood actor Cillian Murphy read the Bhagavad Gita in preparation for his role in the upcoming movie Oppenheimer. Based on the real-life story of the American physicist Julius Robert Oppenheimer, also known as the father of the atomic bomb, the movie is set to release on the 21st of July.

Cillian Murphy playing the role of Oppenheimer in Christopher Nolan’s movie made a revelation recently. He also said to have read Bhagavad Gita in preparation for his role. It is also known that Mr Oppenheimer was also a Sanskrit student and after the successful testing of the first ever nuclear bomb in 1945, he was reminded of a quote, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

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In a recent interview with the film critic Sucharita Tyagi, Murphy revealed, “I did read the Bhagavad Gita in preparation, and I thought it was an absolutely beautiful text, very inspiring. I think it was a consolation to him, he kind of needed it and it provided him a lot of consolation, all his life.”

When asked what did he learn from the holy book, Murphy said, “Well, don’t grill me on it! I just found it very beautiful.”

The movie is based on the scientist Julius Robert Oppenheimer and his role in building the nuclear weapon and who also led the Manhattan Project. The cast includes Murphy, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr, Florence Pugh, and Emily Blunt. the movie is adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning book ‘American Prometheus,’ written by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin.