Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri bid us goodbye early Friday morning at his residence, in Mumbai.
According to the news disclosed by actor, Anupam Kher, Puri died of cardiac arrest at the age of 66.
Born on October 18th 1950, Om Puri made his acting debut in Bollywood by starring in the 1976 film Ghashiram. Since then he also acted in several Hollywood movies, such as; “The Reluctant Fundamentalist”, “East is East” and the most recent, “The Hundred Foot Journey”.
Puri gained fame to his name through the 1980’s art and culture dominated movies. He played characters that not only depicted the lifestyle of a common Indian man but also made an impact by breaking the stereotypes through his daunting acting skills.
Here is why Om Puri is a massive loss to both Indian and Pakistani film industry:
- Losing a great Actor
Last year Om Puri starred in the Pakistani comedy “Actor in Law” featuring Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat. Here’s what Mr. Puri had to say about his experience in Pakistan
“I really like working in Pakistan, because I’m pampered a lot here. I keep responding to people’s salaams from morning to night. So many people want to throw me a dinner party at their house. And everyone wants an autograph or a picture.”
- An Epitome of Peace & Love
Om Puri boldly raised his voice against the ban of Pakistani actors working in India.
He will always be remembered as an epitome of peace and love among the two nations, Pakistan and India.
Here’s what Pakistani actors had to say about the tragic death of Om Puri: