Om Puri Departs Leaving His Role In Salman Khan's Tubelight Incomplete

With Om Puri’s sudden demise, what happens to his role in Tubelight? Kabir Khan gets emotional on social media...

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Om Puri Departs Leaving His Role In Salman Khan's Tubelight Incomplete
Om Puri’s sudden demise is a shock for everyone. The veteran passed away this morning due to cardiac arrest. He was 66 and was currently shooting for Salman Khan-starrer Tubelight. The film was being directed by Kabir Khan, who has earlier cast Om Puri in Bajrangi Bhaijaan.It's being said that Om Puri was yet to finish the final patch-work for Tubelight. The director got emotional as he tweeted about Om Puri’s death today. 

In his tweet, he expressed his grief and said, “Omji… u were laughing with us on set just a few days ago! We have lost one of the greatest actors & the warmest person in the film industry.” He further said, “Omji… I will miss that warm tight hug that you gave me every morning on set. Khudahafiz sir... you were the best!”

om puri on the sets of tubelight

om puri with salman khan on the sets of tubelight

om puri with a kid on the sets of tubelight
Image Source: twitter/SalluLicious

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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