OM PURI

  • Om Puri: Abusive language has become a fashion in movies 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Om Puri, a former chairman of the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), says he's against the use of abuses in Indian movies. The actor, who will be seen in a political comedy film "Jai Ho Democracy", was asked if the Central Board of Film Certification is becoming too...
  • 'Dirty Politics': Giving politicians a bad name March 7, 2015

    Film: 'Dirty Politics' Cast: Mallika Sherawat, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Ashutosh Rana, Atul Kulkarni and Sushant Singh Director: K.C. Bokadia Rating: *1/2 The pot-bellied grotesque politician from Rajasthan used to be the face of politics in India at a time when the Chautalas were doing their 'ghotalas'. With a new crop...
  • Was Arvind Kejriwal offered a role in Mallika Sherawat's 'Dirty Politics'? February 19, 2015

    If you thought Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's meteoric rise to power was a bit theatrical, wait till you hear the latest news making the rounds. According to a media report, Kejriwal was offered the role of a journalist in the film 'Dirty Politics', which also features actress Mallika Sherawat. According to...
  • Om Puri to play Bal Gangadhar Tilak onscreen February 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Om Puri will be seen as freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak in his upcoming venture titled 'Chapekar Brothers'. "It's an honour to play such an iconic personality. I am finding several facets about Tilakji through my research. And there's so much information available on the internet that it will...
  • Film and Television Institute of India to honour Roshan Taneja and KPR Nair February 6, 2015

    Pune: In a thrust to express gratitude towards the teachers who framed the careers of many students, the Film and Television Institute of India will facilitate Roshan Taneja and KPR Nair during the forthcoming National Students Film Awards and Student Film Festival India scheduled from February 24-28. As it is a...
  • Om Puri: Theatre is like Sanskrit, it is a mother plant; radio, cinema are its children February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri was overwhelmed by the warm reception he received on his return to his alma mater National School of Drama after 40 years and he says he wants to get back to theatre. Puri, 64, was welcomed with a resounding applause here yesterday during the...
  • National School of Drama's 'Ghazab Teri Adaa' opens the 17th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav February 2, 2015

    New Delhi: War play 'Ghazab Teri Adaa', the latest creation by National School of Drama (NSD), today opened the 17th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav here. The play, set in an imaginary time and place, revolves around the never ending aspiration for an expansion of kingdom. It began with a farewell...
  • Om Puri's next film on Indian farmer suicides January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Om Puri is set to star in 'Project Marathwada', which highlights the issue of farmers' suicides across India. The veteran actor says the 'critical topic' urged him to take up the project. "It's moving at how we have abandoned our farmers and yet they have continued to feed us....
  • Om Puri to get lifetime achievement award at IFFP December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran actor Om Puri will be honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the debut edition of International FIlm Festival Of Prayag, Allahabad (IFFP). 'The Hundred-Foot Journey' star will be honoured with the award on Februray 28, 2015 at the function. Festival Director Abhishek Arun said it's an...
  • Naseeruddin Shah turned me into a non-vegetarian, I was a vegetarian when I joined NSD: Om Puri September 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Besides carving a niche while playing together some of the pivotal roles in Hindi cinema, Bollywood greats and friends Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri bonded over food and loved having dishes like brain curry. "It was Naseer who turned me into a non-vegetarian," said Puri while mentioning their gastronomical...
  • Om Puri 'fine' after mouth surgery August 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Om Puri, who recently underwent mouth surgery, says all is well now. "It was a small surgery. I was in the hospital just for two days. Now, I am absolutely fine," he said. On the work front, he was recently seen in Swedish director Lasse Hallstrom's "The Hundred Foot...
  • 'The HundredFoot Journey' review: This is comfort food for those who like their movies all warm and fuzzy August 8, 2014

    Cast: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal, Charlotte Le Bon, Juhi Chawla Director: Lasse Hallstrm The first five minutes or so of 'The HundredFoot Journey' are so clunky you'd be forgiven for slumping in your seat despondently, writing off the film as another one of those clueless Hollywood productions determined to...
  • New York museum pays tribute to Om Puri August 6, 2014

    New York: Veteran Indian actor Om Puri was honoured by a renowned museum here for his contribution to cinema through a special tribute that showcased clips from some of his finest films and highlighted the actor's journey from a theatre student to one of the most prominent actors. The tribute...
  • Om Puri earns 1525 lakh not a crore for a film; does Bollywood have an age bias? July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: A couple of years back, Kareena Kapoor showed no qualms in speaking about the income disparity that exists in Bollywood. While the actress managed to draw everyone's attention to how patriarchal gender norms still pervade the movie industry and male actors especially the Khans take home all the...
  • Om Puri: If I don't get work, I will retire July 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Om Puri says filmmakers here do not write roles for older actors which leaves them with no choice but to retire. "There are not many roles written for older actors and it gets difficult to get exciting roles today unlike the west. In western countries, there are roles...
  • Om Puri quits smoking after undergoing mouth surgery July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: A cancer scare caused by an intimidating white patch in his mouth had all of actor Om Puri's friends and wellwishers worried after the report of the physical irregularity was out. But after a recent mouth surgery, he is fine and says he has kicked the butt. The veteran actor...
  • 'The HundredFoot Journey' trailer: It is Om Puri vs Helen Mirren in a battle of cuisines July 10, 2014

    What happens when a happygolucky Indian family crosses path with one of France's most celebrated chefs? The latest Lasse Hallstrom film 'The HundredFoot Journey' features Manish Dayal, Om Puri, Juhi Chawla and Helen Mirren in this warm tale of crosscultural cuisines. The film is based on a novel by the...
  • I'm playing Kayani in a biopic about Malala Yousafzai: Om Puri April 2, 2014

    Islamabad: Bollywood actor Om Puri is set to play the role of former Pakistani Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani in a biopic on teenage rights activist Mala Yousafzai. "I am playing Kayani in a biopic about Malala Yousafzai. I was impressed with his reaction to the incident," Puri,...
  • 'Heartless' review: Shekhar Suman's film is a spoof, not an adaptation of 'Awake' February 8, 2014

    Cast: Adhyayan Suman, Ariana Ayam, Om Puri Director: Shekhar Suman Actor Shekhar Suman has earned huge attention with his comedic skills, wellcrafted acts, and a powerful connect with the audience in his TV shows. This is precisely why when he started promoting 'Heartless' we all felt he'd earn the same adulation for...
  • Amitabh Bachchan was called unconventional: Naseeruddin Shah December 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Naseeruddin Shah is undoubtedly one of the best performers on the Indian screen. Despite his atypical looks, he managed to make a mark for himself in both parallel and commercial films, but gives credit to Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan for paving the way for unconventional looking heroes in the...
  • Shekhar Suman's 'Heartless' dedicated to elder son November 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Actorturneddirector Shekhar Suman has dedicated his directorial debut film 'Heartless' to his elder son Aayush, who passed away at a young age. Shekhar Suman is making romantic medical thriller 'Heartless', that features his son Adhyayan. "'Heartless' has a slice of my heart in it. It is quite close to...
  • Om Puri gets bail, leaves for shooting in Britain September 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor Om Puri, who was accused by his wife Nandita of domestic violence, breathed a sigh of relief when he was finally granted bail. In addition to bail granted Saturday morning, he has been allowed to leave the country on professional assignment. The beleaguered actor was expected to leave for...
  • Actor Om Puri arrested, released on bail in wife assault case August 31, 2013

    Mumbai: Noted actor Om Puri was arrested on Saturday for allegedly assaulting his wife, and later released on a bail bond, police said. "The actor was arrested after he surrendered before the police and later granted bail on a bond of Rs 10,000 on Saturday," Senior Inspector Harishchandra Parmale of...
  • Domestic violence case: Om Puri's bail plea disposed by court August 31, 2013

    The sessions court on Saturday disposed of the anticipatory bail application filed Bollywood actor Om Puri, who is accused of assaulting his wife, after he told the court that he wants to withdraw the plea. The move comes after Mumbai police told the sessions court that Puri has been only charged...
  • Om Puri lying about being out of town, alleges wife August 29, 2013

    Journalist-columnist Nandita Puri, who filed a police complaint of domestic violence against her husband and actor Om Puri, on Wednesday claimed he was lying when he said he was out of town when he allegedly beat her. "All lies... He is lying and he was in Mumbai. After the incident, he...
  • Watch: Satyagraha starcast speaks about its experience August 28, 2013

    Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor starrer Satyagraha is ready to hit the screens on August 30. Reliving their memories, the starcast talk about their experiences and challenges during the making of the film. Also watch Om Puri, who has been accused of domestic violence by his second wife Nandita...