Omji... u were laughing with us on set jst a few days ago! We have lost one of the greatest actor & the warmest person in the film industry— Kabir Khan (@kabirkhankk) January 6, 2017
Omji... I will miss that warm tight hug that you gave me every morning on set. Khudahafiz sir... you were the best!— Kabir Khan (@kabirkhankk) January 6, 2017
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Speaking about his role just before he left to join the crew of Tubelight in Ladakh to a section of media, Om Puri had said: “In Tubelight I play a Muslim Gandhian. The film is set during the India-China war in 1963. I have a very interesting sympathetic character. If you remember I had played a sympathetic liberal Pakistani mullah in Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan. It’s good to be cast in characters with unexpected shades of empathy. Kabir knows how to use actors in the best way possible.”
About shooting with Salman, Om Puri had said: “I had done Dabangg with him. Then we did Bajrangi Bhaijaan, now Tubelight. Salman has evolved as an actor.”
Adieu, Om Puri Sir. May your soul rest in peace.
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