Cillian Murphy Reveals He Read Bhagavad Gita To Prepare For His ‘Oppenheimer’ Role

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Actor Cillian Murphy, who had been gearing up for the release of his biopic ‘Oppenheimer’, had shared that he read the Bhagavad Gita, the foundational text of Hinduism, to prepare for the titular character and delve into its mindset.

J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American nuclear physicist who played a pivotal role in the Manhattan Project and is often referred to as the “father of the atomic bomb,” had learned Sanskrit at Berkley.

The most famous quote associated with Oppenheimer, “I have become death, the destroyer of worlds,” was borrowed from the Bhagavad Gita.

In discussing his preparation for the role, Cillian Murphy had revealed that he found the Bhagavad Gita to be an absolutely beautiful and inspiring text. He believed it provided consolation to Oppenheimer throughout his life, and he, too, drew inspiration from it for his portrayal.

‘Oppenheimer,’ directed by the legendary filmmaker Christopher Nolan, renowned for movies like ‘Memento,’ ‘Inception,’ ‘The Dark Knight Trilogy,’ ‘Tenet,’ and ‘Dunkirk,’ had its release in India by PVR INOX on July 21, 2023.

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