We lost one of the most legendary actors in Bollywood today. Om Puri, who was just 66, suffered a massive heart attack last night. With no one at his house, the actor passed away in his sleep. Only when he didn't answer his door in the morning, did people come to know that he was no more. As the news trickled out, celebrities from across India expressed their shock and grief. Many visited his house. Salman Khan also joined in to mourn his death, as he posted a picture of his Tubelight co-star on Instagram. He also wrote a heartfelt caption for him, which read as, "So sad. Lost one of the most iconic actors, RIP Om Puri Ji."
The picture Salman shared is from the sets of Tubelight where you can see Om Puri and Salman interacting with each other. Om Puri has worn a sweater and a shawl, while Salman has a maroon shirt and a brown sweater on himself. The duo have been very close to each other, so from what we hear, the superstar was devastated after learning about Om Puri's demise. He was at Lonavala, shooting for Bigg Boss 10 when he heard about it. The host wrapped up the shoot as soon as he could and rushed back to attend the last rites of the veteran actor. Check out his touching post right here:
Apart from Salman, many other stars took to social media to talk about Om Puri's sudden death. Akshay Kumar 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." Alia Bhatt also tweeted, "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.." ALSO READ - Salman Khan wraps up shooting for Bigg Boss 10 in a hurry to attend Om Puri's funeral
We even happened to meet Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who was supposed to shoot with Om Puri in a few days. When we asked him about Om Puri, Nawaz exclusively told us, "It is very sad to hear this news. I think he was one of the best actors in the world. Two or three days from now I was going to do a scene with him in Manto. He was in the film and we had prepared for it too. He was playing the judge and I was going to play Manto. We were going to have a discussion, but it is a very big loss to the industry. It feels really bad." ALSO READ - Om Puri passes away: Vidya Balan, Shabana Azmi, Kabir Khan attend the last rites - view HQ pics
RIP Om Puri!
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