As the Academy Awards paid homage to all the celebrities who passed away recently, there was a slide that had Om Puri as well. The late actor was a part of Hollywood film Ghost and the Darkness, which even to this day is lauded as one of the best films. It was an honour to see how the West mentioned Puri as they gave their tribute to the stars.
And this made Nawazuddin Siddiqui realise that how Bollywood has forgotten this veteran actor. No award function of this season in Bollywood has mentioned a single word about him and that irritated him the most. So he has poured his anger into his tweet and people started replying as well…
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) February 27, 2017
Om Puri’s family is overwhelmed with how Oscars decided to pay a tribute to the legendary Bollywood actor. They acknowledged the honour saying, “The only Indian actor to have worked consistently in Hollywood and British cinema for the last 25 years, without a fuss and letting his work speak for itself, today the Academy of Motion Pictures acknowledged his contribution at its 89th Awards. The first and only Indian actor to be acknowledged thus. Thank you, Academy. Thank you, everyone. We miss you, Om. We miss you lots.”
We agree with you Nawaz, for sure.