Om Puri honoured at 89th Academy Awards; Nawazuddin Siddiqui asks why Bollywood didn’t do the same
Indians cheered on Monday when they saw the 89th Academy Awards respect late silver screen veteran Om Puri. His Bajrangi Bhaijaan co-star Nawazuddin Siddiqui took to Facebook to call attention to how the Indian honor capacities are excessively dishonorable, making it impossible to pay tribute to the late performer.
The 5,710 shares of his Facebook post shows the way that the issue he has raised resounds with a large number of individuals over the globe. While the passing tribute by the Academy is important, Puri’s part in Hollywood was to a great extent lessened to cliché cameos and poorly composed characters in movies like Mike Nichols’ 1994 sentimental thriller Wolf, Stephen Hopkins’ 1996 recorded experience The Ghost and the Darkness and Nichols’ 2007 parody Charlie Wilson’s War.
It is just in the Indian film industry that Puri got his legitimate due. While he is surely a piece of the RIP montage that Indian honor indicates introduce each year, he absolutely merits more. This is most likely what Siddiqui is looking for through his open shock towards the Indian honor works that, as prevalently saw, have been lessened to careless supporters of backers.
Puri’s great companion, National School of Drama (NSD) colleague and kindred veteran performing artist Naseeruddin Shah got himself into inconvenience when he alluded to Rajesh Khanna as a ‘restricted on-screen character’. Afterward, with all due respect, he cleared up that the business did not have regard for Khanna in his last days so it was somewhat unseemly to see them get affronted after his passing.
This idea can likewise be connected on Siddiqui’s position on Puri not getting his due in the Indian honor capacities. The prepared performing artist was broadly recognized and acknowledged in India. He kept on doing solid important parts till his final gasp, as observed toward the end in The Ghazi Attack. To sideline him to racially painted cameos for the duration of his life and after that give a short walk to his left soul at their honor capacity is somewhat a damage to his legacy.