Behind the tales of Om Puri's glory was a man who, as per his own admission, had trained hard to acquire the skill he was distinguished for. Here are excerpts from his past interview.
The word ‘different’ has been used to describe Om Puri at various stages of his acting career. And, different he truly was.
Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah were classmates, friends, rivals ('for roles, not girls') and colleagues. In this moving tribute from Nandita C Puri's Unlikely Hero, published by Roli Books, Shah recalls how he saw Om Puri transform from a scrawny young struggling actor to an international star of repute.
Patrick Swayze and Om Puri had worked together in City of Joy in 1991; but their friendship continued off screen as well.
Revered actor Om Puri passed away on Friday morning, 6 January, after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Om Puri has appeared in films like Aakrosh, Ardh Satya, Chachi 420, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro and Malamaal Weekly. He was last seen in Ghayal Returns last year.
We need to have a middle path between "arty farty parallel cinema" and "mass masala entertainer", and Konkona Sen Sharma seems to have found a way, with A Death in the Gunj.
Veteran actor Om Puri celebrated his birthday on Tuesday by seeking forgiveness and expressing regret for his derogatory statement against Indian soldiers.
Another complaint has been filed against actor Om Puri at Gandhi Nagar police station for allegedly disrespecting Indian soldiers during a television show.
I watched Om Puri on a TV panel discussion with awe and admiration. Awe because never have I heard such gibberish in my life.
Om Puri has come out in support of Pakistani actors, saying art and politics should be kept separate and banning the artistes will not change the situation.
Konkona Sen Sharma's directorial debut A Death in The Gunj, which had its world premiere at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival, will be the opening film of Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival.
Naseeruddin Shah might be the only one voicing his contempt of popular Bollywood films, but many are miffed at the divide between art and commercial films.
With veteran actor Om Puri also throwing his weight around Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the stream of Bollywood oldies making a beeline to the BJP seems to be getting stronger.
The Jungle Book is set to release a week ahead of its release in the US
The author finds Shyam Benegal, the most influential director since Satyajit Ray
Om Puri: I want to ask Aamir, what is he insecure about?
As Bollywood star Aamir Khan's intolerance remark drew mixed reactions, veteran actor Om Puri on Tuesday demanded that he apologise to the nation.
Fortunately for Jai Ho! Democracy, the scenes are not materialised through contrived or heavy-handed sermonising.
The bold and beautiful Mallika Sherawat was apprehensive about filming bold scenes with an actor as senior as Om Puri for "Dirty Politics". But she says he made the experience "comfortable".