Veteran actor Om Puri passed away today Friday Morning i.e. January 6, 2017 due to heart attack. He was 66 years old and a great actor. Om Puri was a versatile actor who excelled in ‘parallel cinema‘ as it was called as well as he pioneered in commercial cinema.
Director Karan Johar, Actor Akshay Kumar and many other expressed their feelings for Om Puri. Anupam Kher said he cannot believe that Puri is no more. “Seeing him lying on his bed looking so calm can’t believe that one of our greatest actors Om Puri is no more. Deeply saddened and shocked,” he tweeted.
Om Puri made everyone laugh with his comic timing in films like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Malamaal Weekly, Hera Pheri on one hand and left everyone in awe with his acting prowess in films like Ardh Satya. He also worked in Hollywood movies like The Hundred-Foot Journey with Helen Mirren in 2014 and East is East in 1999.
We and Bollywood industry will really miss you. #RIPOmPuri
Solid actor….Solid filmography….immense talent…. #RIPOmPuri ….cinema has truly lost a brilliant artist….
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) 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