89th Academy Awards remembers, while Bollywood forgets Om Puri
Before the MOONLIGHT drama, a touchy and profound moment underlined the vacuum created by the legendary Indian actor Om Puri at the 89th Academy award held today.
Like every year, ‘The Academy award’ had a segment called ‘Memoriam’ where renowned names in the field of cinema lost during the year are paid condolences. This time in their list of tribute to the lost artiste in 2016 Indian actor (late) Om Puri’s name was included. The late Om Puri got a touchy musical tribute by Grammy and Tony-nominated singer and songwriter Sara Bareilles. Prince, Carrie Fisher, Garry Marshall, Patty Duke etc where the other names included in the list.
Om Puri attracted international attention by his brilliant role in the British comedy EAST IS EAST and went on to act in known Hollywood projects like CITY OF JOY, WOLF, THE GHOST, CHARLIE WILSON WAR, THE DARKNESS etc.
While Oscars whole-heartedly paid homage to the late actor, our own awards (Bollywood) probably didn’t bother to remember him, who has immensely contributed in Indian Cinema. Actors like Nawazuddin Siddiqui fumed over it and shared a post on a micro-blogging site
Here’s what he wrote: