Om Puri birth anniversary: Om Puri, who died last year in January, never made a fuss about his birthday. Neither did he care about milestones. Most birthdays, as his wife recalls, were spent relishing the humble home-cooked kheer.
Great star of the parallel cinema movement, a character actor who did mindless movies, controversy’s child – Om Puri’s life was as colourful as his work. This unlikely hero, as his wife Nandita's biography, called him, took an unlikely exit from the world too.
Today is Om Puri's 67th birth anniversary. The actor' s career reflected a rare realism, died after suffering a heart attack. His demise had triggered a nationwide outpouring of condolences from top leaders, fans and the film fraternity.
Om Puri straddled the two forms of cinema - parallel and mainstream - with uncanny ease. He was perfect both in ordinary Joe roles in Indie films and also larger-than-life figures in commercial films. If not for his untimely death on January 6 this year, this legendary thespian would have been 67 today.
Viceroy's House movie review: The film wisely declares 'history is written by the victors'. The above Churchill 'factoid' is taken from a little-known book by a former Indian diplomat, Narendra Singh Sarila, who was once a junior member of Mountbatten's staff.
Gurinder Chadha talks about why Partition 1947 is an important film, the inspiration behind the plot of the film and the role Prince Charles played in the portrayal of Lord Mountbatten in her film. The movie stars Huma Qureshi, Hugh Bonneville, Manish Dayal and Gillian Anderson in pivotal roles.
Huma Qureshi said her best scenes in the upcoming movie Partition: 1947 are with the legendary late actor Om Puri. Huma said Om Puri was "a great human being apart from being a fine actor" and she is thankful to director Gurinder Chadha for making a film on such a sensitive subject.
Late actor Om Puri's Mr Kabaadi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui's The Fakir of Venice and Chausar and Rajkummar Rao's Trapped are few of the shortlisted movies that will be screened at the eight edition of Jagran Film Festival. The film extravaganza begins on July 1.
Deepika Padukone is the latest to join the bandwagon of Bollywood actors who have starred in Hollywood films. Earlier we have seen actors like Priyanka Chopra, Irrfan Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Anil Kapoor and several others in big Hollywood Projects.