World loses a great artist: Mahira Khan on Om Puri’s demise
Lahore, Jan 6 (IANS) Pakistani actress Mahira Khan has condoled the death of veteran actor Om Puri, saying that the world has lost a “great artist”.
Mahira, who will be soon making her Bollywood debut with “Raees”, also said that Om Puri was one of the best products of Indian cinema.
She tweeted: “The world loses a great artist, truly one of Indian cinema’s best. Rest In Peace Om Puri.”
A Padma Shri awardee and National Award-winning talent, Om Puri died on Friday of a heart attack in Mumbai. He was 66. His work extended from theatre, television, Indian films to those in Britain and the US too.
A National School of Drama alumnus, Om Puri also featured in movies like “Mirch Masala” and explored his ability to dabble in the comedy genre with “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro”, “Chachi 420”, “Hera Pheri”, “Malamaal Weekly” and more.
Om Puri also nurtured an international career, which started with a cameo in Richard Attenborough’s “Gandhi”.