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Om Puri to quit acting?

Tired of being targeted constantly for his controversial remarks against the Indian Army, the veteran actor is contemplating taking the drastic step. 

Mayur Lookhar

Facing flak from all quarters for his seemingly insensitive comments about the Indian Army, veteran Om Puri is contemplating quitting the entertainment industry. 

Despite repeated apologies, Puri continues to be targeted by angry citizens who have also called for the boycott of his films. 

"I might quit (acting) altogether. At the moment, I’ve received an offer from Canada for a three-month assignment from January 2017 onwards, which I plan to take up,” Puri told newspaper DNA.

"Let them boycott my films. Earlier they’ve spoken of boycotting Shah Rukh and Salman Khan’s films. But those wanting to stop films featuring me should know that’s not me on screen, that’s a character. A better option of showing their anger towards me would be to spit on and tear my posters. But when you try to harm films you harm a lot of other people who haven’t offended you in any way,” he told the newspaper.

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