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Om Puri obituary

6 January 2017 7:42 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Film actor successful in Hollywood and Bollywood, best known in Britain for East Is East

The actor Om Puri, who has died aged 66 from a heart attack, exuded a reassuring warmth and gravitas over a long career divided largely between Bollywood and Hollywood. His Hindi hits included the political comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983), the Macbeth-inspired drama Maqbool (2003), the action romp Singh Is Kinng (2008) and the thrillers Don (2006) and Don 2 (2011). Appearances in two Mike Nichols films – he shared a scene with Jack Nicholson in Wolf (1994) and starred with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), in which he was very wry as President Zia-ul-Haq – were among the Us roles that followed his brief English-language debut in Gandhi (1982). He credited his more prominent part in Roland Joffe’s City of Joy (1992), where he was a struggling farmer who befriends a doctor (Patrick Swayze) in Calcutta, with increasing »

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Om Puri obituary

6 January 2017 7:42 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Film actor successful in Hollywood and Bollywood, best known in Britain for East Is East

The actor Om Puri, who has died aged 66 from a heart attack, exuded a reassuring warmth and gravitas over a long career divided largely between Bollywood and Hollywood. His Hindi hits included the political comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983), the Macbeth-inspired drama Maqbool (2003), the action romp Singh Is Kinng (2008) and the thrillers Don (2006) and Don 2 (2011). Appearances in two Mike Nichols films – he shared a scene with Jack Nicholson in Wolf (1994) and starred with Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts in Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), in which he was very wry as President Zia-ul-Haq – were among the Us roles that followed his brief English-language debut in Gandhi (1982). He credited his more prominent part in Roland Joffe’s City of Joy (1992), where he was a struggling farmer who befriends a doctor (Patrick Swayze) in Calcutta, with increasing »

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Stars react to the death of Indian actor Om Puri

6 January 2017 2:46 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Narenda Modi, Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kapoor pay tribute to the celebrated actor.

Famous faces from film, politics and sport have tweeted tributes to Indian actor Om Puri, who died of a heart attack aged 66.

Puri was familiar to audiences in India and worldwide for his roles in East Is East, My Son The Fanatic, Aakrosh, Arohan and Singh Is Kinng.

Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi tweeted: “The Prime Minister condoles the passing away of actor #OmPuri and recalls his long career in theatre and films: Pmo”.

Film star Shah Rukh Khan said: “Gods garden must b beautiful, He always takes the best” Will miss ur laughter over the shared brandy in Berlin. Will miss u lots Omji. Rip”.

Quantico and Barfi! star Priyanka Chopra said: “The end of an era …. The legacy lives on.. Rip #OmPuri”.

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar tweeted: “You will live in our hearts forever through the impressions you have left with your »

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Indian actor Om Puri dies aged 66 from a heart attack

6 January 2017 12:32 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The actor was best known in Britain for East Is East and My Son The Fanatic.

Veteran Indian actor and former chairman of India’s National Film Development Corporation (Nfdc) has died from a heart attack, aged 66.

Puri was a familiar figure in British cinema due to his roles in films such as Udayan Prasad’s My Son The Fanatic (1997), Damien O’Donnell’s East Is East (1999) - for which he was BAFTA-nominated - and its sequel West Is West, directed by Andy De Emmony in 2010.

He had recently completed filming a role in Gurinder Chadha’s upcoming Viceroy’s House, alongside Gillian Anderson, Michael Gambon and Hugh Bonneville.

Born in the north Indian state of Haryana, Puri made his film debut in Ghashiram Kotwal, directed by a collective of ‘parallel cinema’ filmmakers in 1976. He was one of the leading actors of India’s non-mainstream cinema movement of the 1980s and 1990s, with award-winning »

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Om Puri, ‘Ghandi’ and ‘Charlie Wilson’s War’ Actor, Dies at 66 (Report)

5 January 2017 8:43 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Om Puri, a veteran Indian actor known for his work in both Bollywood and Hollywood films, died Thursday. He was 66. He suffered a heart attack, Ndtv in India reported. Puri’s notable roles included in “Ghandi,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “The Ghost and the Darkness” and “The Jungle Book.” Also Read: 'Survivor' Alum Dan Kay Dies at 40 Born in Ambala, Haryana, to a Punjabi family, Puri began his career in the 1976 Marathi film “Ghashiram Kotwal.” He went on to star in some of India’s biggest movies, including “Ardh Satya,” “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron” and “Paar.” Also Read: Carrie Fisher, »

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