OM PURI – THE LEGENDARY ACTOR
I will never forget how much I loved the movie Chinagate back in those days. How Om Puri gathers a bunch of retired military officials to fight Jageera, a vicious dacoit terrorizing a village.
While growing up I watched numerous movies which had Om puri. Movies like Hera Pheri, Malamaal Weekly, Chup Chup ke, Singh is King etc made us laugh. He was always there in the movies of Priyadarshan.
His serious roles were seen in dirty politics, Aastha, Ardh, Lakshya etc.
SUPPORT FOR PAKISTAN
He appeared as Fahad Mustafa’s father in recent movie Actor in Law which was a massive hit of 2016. But after the Indo-Pak tension he became the center of attention when he supported Pakistan on Indian television.
Typical Paki haters Indians labelled him as a traitor. He was loved all over Pakistan and hated by a great number of Indians due to his controversial remarks.
Let’s have a look how people are reacting on the death of Veteran Actor Om Puri.
The Best Actor in World, An inspiration 2 me & many, he was suppose 2 work with me in Manto.Deeply saddened by da news, RIP #OmPuri Saab 🙏
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) January 6, 2017
So long Omji. Prided myself on being his friend peer & admirer. Who dare say my Om Puri is no more ? He lives through his work.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) January 6, 2017
Sad to hear about the passing away of the very talented Om Puri, my co-actor in many films…heartfelt condolences to the family. #RIP
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) January 6, 2017
Deeply saddened to hear about #OmPuri sir! He was such a huge part of the core of Indian cinema..RIP ! Truly and end of an era..
— Alia Bhatt (@aliaa08) January 6, 2017
Om Puri saab,you put a small town like Ambala on the map.Will never forget the amazing conversations with you.Your legacy will live forever.
— Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) January 6, 2017
A great actor & human being, Omji was my friend and neighbour. Sabse miljulkar rehne wala insaan, has left us…May his soul R.I.P. #OmPuri
— Johny Lever (@iamjohnylever) January 6, 2017
#OmPuri's talent and versatility has brought so many characters to life. An inspiration to many actors. May his soul rest in peace.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) January 6, 2017
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) January 6, 2017
T 2495 – Shocked to learn of OM PURI Ji's passing just now.. a dear friend a lovable colleague and an exceptional talent .. in grief !
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) January 6, 2017
I remember driving with him every morning to set listening to old Hindi music during delhi6, So sorry to hear to hear of his passing #Ompuri
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) January 6, 2017
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) January 6, 2017
Om Puri! You have left us all too early.. i am so so sorry..The fun the laughter the arguments so vividly etched in my mind..Will miss you
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) January 6, 2017
but haters are everywhere
— Md Asif Khan (@imMAK02) January 6, 2017
Om puri Mar gaye to achchha hua shahid jawano aur unke pariwar ka Apman karne walon k liye buri khabar unka ek agent km hua
— Raushan kumar jha (@Raushan93381819) January 6, 2017
Mr Om Puri… Who will cry, when you will die??? RIP though
— Indian Army Fans (@gloryatanycost) January 6, 2017
Keeping the controversies apart. We will miss Om Puri. He supported Pakistan film industry. He worked for the betterment of relations between both countries. There will never be an Om Puri again.
Even the stupidest guy in India Kamal R. Khan said something of sense this time
I feel OM Puri didn't die natural death but Media killed him. Especially idiot journalist like Arnab Goswami who kept disturbing him for TRP
— KRK (@kamaalrkhan) January 6, 2017