Nugen Media Joins International Film Fraternity in Expressing Grief on the Sad Demise of Veteran Actor Om Puri

Press Conference at Dubai International Film Festival 2016

Internationally acclaimed actor, Om Puri, 66, died of a heart attack on 6th January, 2017, in his hometown Mumbai (India)

Puri gained critical acclaim for his well known character roles across the Indian Subcontinent, The UK and Hollywood for films such as Charlie Wilson’s war, East is East, The Hundred-Foot Journey, and Bollywood blockbusters like Ardh Satya (Half Truth), Aakrosh (Angry) etc, reports Nugen Media Productions PR team. His journey across various realms of cinema created a living legend who could put life into the most dreary of characters through his own personification of the roles he donned during a career spanning 44 years, and over 300 films.

A highly versatile actor, Mr. Om Puri was awarded India’s 4th highest civilian honor ‘Padma Shri’ and UK’s ‘Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), the first Indian actor to be thus honored.

Puri was one of the rare bastions of India-Pakistan friendship, at times against the individual political interests of both countries. To his mind, the two countries were nothing but ‘The same people separated by the same language’. He played significant roles in quite a few Pakistani films, the last of which was ‘Actor in Law’. His role as Pakistan’s General Zia-Ul-Haq in the hit film Charlie Wilson’s war was specially note-worthy.

Mr. Puri’s last Hollywood film ‘Solar Eclipse-Depth of Darkness’ is a highly anticipated period drama, due for release in 2017. He plays the role of the first Director of Intelligence Bureau of independent India, tasked with saving the life of Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated on 30th January, 1948. His last public appearance was during the launch of the teaser of the film at the Dubai Film Festival on the 8th of December, 2016.

Actors and politicians across the world mourned this tragic ending of such a gifted talent. A great actor and human being, Puri shall be remembered through the magic he created in cinema. R.I.P.

Nugen Media Productions PR & News Team - Gaurav Mohindra, gm@nugen.media; +971-553464125 

Source: Nugen Media Productions LLC

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