Salman Khan shared on social media a photo of himself with veteran actor Om Puri, who breathed his last yesterday. Salman and Om Puri were working together on the movie Tubelight, which is directed by Kabir Khan. Reports have it that Salman was disheartened to know about the untimely demise of Om Puri. The 51-year-old superstar couldn’t make it for the funeral as he was shooting for Bigg Boss 10.
Insiders in the know said that Salman was so disturbed with the news that he wrapped up shooting soon. In fact, if you have been following Bigg Boss 10, you must have seen how Salman broke the news to the inmates. He said he wasn’t allowed to tell anything that happened in the outside world to them but did it anyway because Om Puri was close to him. Salman revealed he was scheduled to film with him soon for remaining parts of Tubelight.
Here is the picture Salman shared:
So sad . Lost one of the most iconic Actors, RIP Om Puri ji pic.twitter.com/03r494WG8E
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) January 6, 2017
In the 2015 blockbuster Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Salman had shared screen space with Om Puri. The deceased actor had a small but important role in the movie.
The director of Tubelight and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Kabir Khan too said he would miss Om Puri’s tight hugs. Kabir was quoted by a leading daily as:
It was a pleasant experience and I was happy to have him back in Tubelight. It’s another endearing role and much longer. We’ve finished most of his portions. There’s just one scene left which we were to shoot on January 8. When I go back to the sets, we’ll celebrate Omji’s life.He used to joke that if I didn’t take him in all my films now, he would break my leg. I’ll remember those moments.
Aged 66, Om Puri died at his residence after suffering heart attack. His death came as a shock to entire film fraternity and movie lovers. In a career spanning more than four decades, he impressed everyone with his splendid performances. He featured in critically acclaimed movies like Ardh Satya, Aakrosh, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron and others. He also featured in Hollywood films like The Ghost and The Darkness and Charlie Wilson’s War.