Several actors of this generation took to Twitter to condole the death of the veteran actor who passed away this morning.
Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Nawazuddin, other stars mourn Om Puri's death
06 Jan 2017 12:09 IST
Updated : 12:28 IST
Veteran actor Om Puri passed away due to a heart attack at his residence in Andheri, Mumbai on Friday morning. The versatile actor was 66 years old. The Padma Shri awardee and National Award winner leaves behind a great legacy for today's actors.
Akshay Kumar, who has worked with Puri in several fims like Singh Is Kinng, Hera Pheri, OMG: Oh My God!, said, "Sad to hear about the passing away of the very talented Om Puri, my co-actor in many films...heartfelt condolences to the family. #RIP."
Om Puri was one of the early torch bearers for Indians internationally as he starred in several Hollywood films in the 1990s like City Of Joy (1992) and Wolf (1994) during his 44 year career.
Priyanka Chopra, who is known as a global star today and has worked with Puri in films like Don (2006), Don 2 (2011) and Agneepath (2012) wrote, "The end of an era .... The legacy lives on.. RIP #OmPuri."
Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is hugely inspired by Puri and was supposed to work with him in the upcoming film Manto directed by Nandita Das, expressed his grief. "The Best Actor in World, An inspiration 2 me & many, he was suppose 2 work with me in Manto.Deeply saddened by da news, RIP #OmPuri Saab," he said.
One of the youngest stars of Hindi cinema, Alia Bhatt, whose father has worked closely with Puri, wrote, "Deeply saddened to hear about #OmPuri sir! He was such a huge part of the core of Indian cinema..RIP ! Truly and end of an era."
Here are other actors who paid their respects to Puri on Twitter:
Cannot believe #OmPuri ji is no more .. spoke to him a few days back .. such an artist had the privilege of working with him recently .. RIP - Huma Qureshi
Had meet #OmPuri sir a couple of months back only and had an amazing conversation.Saddened by his sudden demise. Rip #OmPuri ji. - Varun Dhawan
We lost a legend today. Your contribution to Indian cinema won't be forgotten #OmPuri - Jacqueline Fernandez
RIP #OmPuri sir! You will always be remembered as the promoter of peace and Love between the two countries & for so much more... - Mawra Hocane
Really sad to hear #Ompuri sir is no more,a genius performer ! My thoughts n prayers are with his family - Sidharth Malhotra
Sorry to hear of the passing of an amazing actor #OmPuri ji . Had the opportunity of working briefly in A Hundred Foot Journey .. - Juhi Chawla
Had the privilege of working with Om Ji in four films.A supreme talent, shocked to hear about his sad demise,can't believe it #RIP #OmPuri - Rahul Dev
Shocked & saddened to wake up to the news that #OmPuri has passed. We have lost a brilliant & talented artist. You will be sorely missed. - Rajpal Yadav
Shocked beyond words to learn that #OmPuri ji is no more. Will miss you sir. Condolences to the family. RIP #HugeLoss - Riteish Deshmukh
Condolences on the passing away of one of our finest ever actors #OmPuri - Virendra Sehwag