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Om Puri's Aakrosh, Ardh Satya director Govind Nihalani: 'He was forever hungry for a good role'
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Om Puri's Aakrosh, Ardh Satya director Govind Nihalani: 'He wa...

For Om Puri — who passed away on Friday, 6 January 2017 — his big break came with filmmaker-cinematographer-screenwriter Govind Nihalani's Aakrosh(1980) followed by Ardh Satya(1983), Aaghat(1985), Tamas (tele-serial, 1987) and many more thought-provoking ... First Post.com, 2 months ago
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Bollywood pays its last respects to Aishwarya's father

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan lost her father, Krishnaraj Rai, on Saturday, March 18. Rai, who had been admitted into Lilavati Hospital in suburban Mumbai, was reportedly suffering from cancer. On Tuesday, March 21, Bollywood once again offered its support to the bereaved Aishwarya and the Rai family at Krishnaraj Rai's chautha ceremony held at Mumbai's Taj Lands End hotel. PIX: Bachchans, Shah Rukh attend Aishwarya's father's funeral Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's father passes away   Aishwarya Rai ...
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VOTE for the BEST Bollywood lawyer!

Before Akshay Kumar takes centrestage in the courtroom this Friday, here's looking at filmi lawyers before him. Dev Anand tricks a woman into admitting her crime in Paying Guest.  Nargis argues no man is born a criminal in Awara. Rajendra Kumar picks ethics over emotional ties in Kanoon. Sunil Dutt proves his brother's innocence in Waqt. Bottom-line: Courtrooms get a lot of love from Bollywood. Here, words wield power while offence and defense collide to persuade the judiciary and provide ...
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He brought out the poetry of the ordinary face

Om Puri was that rare actor who could carry a film on sheer power and versatility of his performance, says Avantika Bhuyan. IMAGE: Om Puri in Ardh Satya. It was on a balmy evening in 1988 that I first came across this tall, lanky man with wide, red-rimmed eyes staring back at me from the television screen. He wasn't saying a word and yet the fury emanating from his being, almost animalistic in nature, was palpable. I was five at that time, a tad young to understand the conflict that underlay ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago “I can’t believe Om Puri is gone!” – Naseeruddin Shah  Bollywood Hungama2 months ago The BEST Films of Om Puri  Rediff.com2 months ago Remembering Om Puri through his most memorable performances  Business Standard2 months ago
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'I am being used like a potato'

'...in every dish -- be it a comedy, thriller or a love story.''The bhindi costs Rs 60 per kg, but the price of potato remains unchanged.'Subhash K Jha remembers conversations with the legendary actor who the world lost on Friday. IMAGE: Om Puri and Sadashiv Amrapurkar in Ardh Satya. When Omji, as I insisted on calling him, came home with his friend and companion Seema Kapoor, he was not feeling well. Excessive smoking had killed his taste buds. He couldn't savour the food we served him for ...
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'Om was just... the salt of the earth'

'Though his death was sudden, I can't say it was totally unexpected.''In a way death has relieved him of all the stress, and that includes the bad films he took on, I presume for financial reasons.'Naseeruddin Shah speaks to Subhash K Jha. I was numbed on hearing about my dear friend Om Puri's death. Om and I had parallel careers in parallel cinema, so to speak. But I never felt any envy or resentment towards his achievements. He got a lot of roles like East Is East, which I thought would come ...
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Truly, our greatest actor

'It's a joy working there.''It's good work and when you come back it gives you pleasure.''On returning you take a shower and look at the day and say, "Ah! Nice scenes we did!"''Here sometimes you are doing nothing in the day, but you are there for the shoot.''You come home and it can be very frustrating, with that frustration the tiredness does not go, you know.''Good work gives you that strength and kick.' IMAGE: Om Puri in Govind Nihalani's Dev. Om Puri, one of cinema's most accomplished ...
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When Om Puri deserved an Oscar

'I started learning to pull a rickshaw from two regular rickshaw-pullers.' 'Once I stopped at a roadside tea-stall to have a cup of tea.''It was early morning and two elderly customers were drinking tea there.''On seeing me, one of them remarked to the other, "Arrey, doesn't this rickshaw fellow remind you of Om Puri?"''When I finished my tea, I told them that I was indeed Om Puri.''As I was leaving, I heard the tea-stall owner exclaiming, "Bechara. How sad to see him reduced to this state. He ...
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Om Puri: Rag-picker who became a legend

'I belonged to the working class, not the middle class.''I was a rag-picker. I used to pick up coal from the railway tracks.''I was rejected from the FTII, as I was very unkempt and skinny.''I did not look like a hero, villain or comedian.''But Girish Karnad and Jairaj said I should be taken based on merit, not looks.' IMAGE: Om Puri, Manish Dayal and Helen Mirren in The Hundred-Foot Journey. At the launch of his biography Unlikely Hero, Om Puri got quite emotional as he remembered the people ...
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