Puri

  • Naseeruddin Shah turned me into a non-vegetarian, I was a vegetarian when I joined NSD: Om Puri 4 days ago

    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...
  • Seniors at Kirori Mal College locked me in a room, used foul language; it was an emotional torture, says popular singer Sanam Puri September 15, 2014

    My first interaction with Sanam Puri has been a lot like his music. Fun and unforgettable. And because he hasn't learnt the ropes of how to speak only 'appropriate' things while being interviewed, the discussion gets more enjoyable. From being ragged in Delhi University to his inability to use cuss...
  • Delay in completion of Puri road comes under HC scanner September 6, 2014

    Cuttack: The delay in completing the work of a National Highway between Bhubaneswar and Puri because of court stay orders on land acquirement came under the scanner of Odisha High Court. Adjudicating a PIL, a division bench comprising Chief Justice Amitava Roy and Justice A K Rath directed the petitioner,...
  • 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 9, 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...
  • Clean up India: Puri beach turned into a garbage dump, Jagannath Temple surrounded by trash January 18, 1410

    CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. CNN-IBN begins with focusing on the famous beach in Puri and the iconic...
  • Om Puri earns 1525 lakh not a crore for a film; does Bollywood have an age bias? August 4, 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...
  • 137th rath yatra begins in Ahmedabad amidst tight security June 29, 2014

    As the chariots of lord Jagannath, Balaram and Subhadra rolled out of its temple premises in Ahmedabad for its 137th annual rath yatra, 20,000 security personnel have been deployed to ensure a smooth and incident free festivity. Millions of people have congregated in the cities of Ahmedabad and Puri to...
  • Annual Jagannath rath yatra begins across India amidst tight security June 29, 2014

    Puri: The annual rath yatra of Lord Jagannath begun across the country on Sunday amidst tight security. This is the 137th Rath Yatra that has begun in Ahmedabad with millions arriving in Puri for the grand event. More than one million devotees from around the world are expected to participate in...
  • Peaceful neighbourhood essential for future development: Hardeep Puri June 13, 2014

    The new government has come out all guns blazing when it comes to foreign policy. Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first foreign trip to Bhutan, Former Ambassador Hardeep Puri said that a peaceful and secure neighbourhood is essential for future development of the country. ...
  • Odisha: Devotees can't climb Lord Jagannath's chariot on Rath Yatra Day June 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In a significant decision, Odisha government on Wednesday said that devotees would not be allowed to climb the chariots of Lord Balabhadra, Lord Jagannath and Devi Subhadra on Rath Yatra Day. "The devotees will not be allowed to climb the chariots. The Daitapati priests of the 12th century shrine...
  • Modi's invitation to SAARC leaders for his swearingin a well thought gesture: BJP May 22, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP leader Hardeep Singh Puri rebutted allegations of any controversy over Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse to attend his swearingin ceremony on May 26 in New Delhi. "There is no controversy, this is a well...
  • Odisha plans Navakalebara village during Jagannath festival May 20, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Expecting a huge turnout during the ensuing Navakalebara festival of Lord Jagannath in 2015, the Odisha government has decided to set up Nabakalebara village in Puri on the line of accomodation given to visitors at Kumbha Mela. The government took up the model Navakalebara village at a high level meeting...
  • Puri Rath yatra: Temple to ban chariotclimbing, touching idol May 12, 2014

    Ahead of the ensuing annual Rath Yatra festival, the Jagannath Temple managing committee on Monday asked the Odisha government to stop the practice of devotees climbing atop chariots and touching the Lord. Puri King Gajapati King Divyasingha Deb, who headed the committee, said this while presiding over a meeting of religious...
  • The Amazing SpiderMan 2's Hindi anthem: A song composed in just one night April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian anthem of 'The Amazing SpiderMan 2' is out and is doing the rounds on social media. Composed and performed by Indian band SANAM, 'Main Hoon' is the promotional music video for 'The Amazing SpiderMan 2' for keeping the Spiderman buzz among the Indian audience alive. The...
  • Kejriwal slapped again: Public anger or conspiracy against AAP? April 8, 2014

    There has been yet another attack on Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal as he was slapped by an unidentified man on Tuesday. The incident took place while Kejriwal was campaigning in Sultanpuri. ...
  • Election Yatra: Politics of violence in Puri April 8, 2014

    Puri: Puri, as we all know, is famous for its art, culture, religious fervour and of course, tourism. But when it comes to politics, it's one of the most violent constituencies in Odisha. In February this year, the law minister of the state, Maheswar Mohanty, who is also the BJD MLA...
  • 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,...
  • Odisha: Naveen Patnaik re-nominates candidates for LS seats March 20, 2014

    The ruling BJD president Naveen Patnaik on re-nominated the five sitting MPs and denied ticket to Laxman Tudu who represented Mayurbhanj in the Lok Sabha. While announcing names of candidates for the second phase of polling on April 17, the ruling BJD supremo announced candidates for the seven Parliamentary Constituencies. A...
  • '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...
  • Wounds of 1984 riot victims reopen after Rahul's controversial remarks January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Rahul Gandhi claimed that the Congress government at the Centre tried to control the 1984 antiSikh riots and refused to take the onus of the communal carnage, the victims living in a dilapidated colony in Delhi continue to struggle with their grief. The wounds of the...
  • 'Heart Attack' will be turning point in my career: Kesha January 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Kesha Khambhati, who will be seen in director Puri Jagannadh's forthcoming Telugu film 'Heart Attack' says the movie will give a new dimension to her acting career. "My wish to do a super hit movie in Puri Jagannadh's combination is being fulfilled with 'Heart Attack'. 'Heart Attack' will...
  • Sanjay Leela Bhansali is my guru, says filmmaker Vibhu Puri January 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Vibhu Puri, who has worked on the dialogues and screenplay of 'Guzaarish' and 'Saawariya', says the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorials were ahead of their times. "I come from a school where we are not money spinners. I want to be called an artist. I do not want to be called...