Articles about Amrish Puri

Certain actors have an uncanny ability to completely transform into the characters they play. Amrish Puri was one of those actors whose roles on the big screen made people hate him as he successfully portrayed hateworthy characters in multiple languages. Puri was born on June 22, 1932, in Nawanshahr, Punjab. His elder brothers were actors and this influenced Puri at an early age. As every budding actor, he too dreamt about being a hero but a failed screen test in 1954 led him to consider theater. His performances as a stage actor earned him opportunities in films. He started with small roles in films like ‘Prem Pujari’ and ‘Reshma Aur Shera.’ He was around 40 at the time. Puri went on to act in over 450 films in his career including in languages such as Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Telugu, etc. He became one of the most prolific actors to perform negative roles in the Hindi film industry. He even showcased his talent abroad in Hollywood in films such as ‘Gandhi’ (1982) and as the main anti-hero in ‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom’ (1984) where he shaved his head to play Mola Ram. Puri died in 2005 due to complications related to a rare form of blood cancer.

Amrish Puri's birth anniversary: Remembering his iconic performance in 'Nayak'

22 Jun 2021

Entertainment
Amrish Puri's birth anniversary: Remembering his iconic performance in 'Nayak'

Amrish Puri, who would've turned 89 today, was known to pull off various types of roles with equal aplomb.

Halloween 2020: Here are some Bollywood-inspired spooky costume ideas

27 Oct 2020

Entertainment
Halloween 2020: Here are some Bollywood-inspired spooky costume ideas

The year 2020 is a horror story in itself. To be honest, the ongoing pandemic sometimes feels like a real-life zombie apocalypse.

'DDLJ' turns 25: SRK becomes 'Raj,' Kajol 'Simran' once again

20 Oct 2020

Entertainment
'DDLJ' turns 25: SRK becomes 'Raj,' Kajol 'Simran' once again

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-starrer Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has clocked 25 years of release today.

'Mr. India' row: Javed Akhtar lashes out at Shekhar Kapur

28 Feb 2020

Entertainment
'Mr. India' row: Javed Akhtar lashes out at Shekhar Kapur

The announcement of a planned reboot of the 1987 Bollywood movie Mr. India has got mired in a major controversy.

Anil Kapoor was equally disturbed, Shekhar on 'Mr. India' row

27 Feb 2020

Entertainment
Anil Kapoor was equally disturbed, Shekhar on 'Mr. India' row

The controversy surrounding a planned reboot of the 1987 movie Mr. India is getting messier with time.

Time to test legally: Shekhar Kapur on 'Mr. India' remake

23 Feb 2020

Entertainment
Time to test legally: Shekhar Kapur on 'Mr. India' remake

Earlier this week, Bollywood director Ali Abbas Zafar announced that he would soon helm a movie trilogy inspired by the iconic 1987 movie Mr. India, which was directed by Shekhar Kapur.

Fan wants Kapoor to become CM; his reply is epic

31 Oct 2019

Entertainment
Fan wants Kapoor to become CM; his reply is epic

Ever since the results of recently-concluded Assembly polls in Maharashtra came out, there has been mystery over who will get the Chief Minister's seat.

Sridevi's last family picture will leave you in tears

22 Feb 2019

Entertainment
Sridevi's last family picture will leave you in tears

Sridevi - the name itself evokes so many emotions - the actress was not only a powerhouse entertainer but also an epitome of perfection and poise.

South industry more punctual, professional than Bollywood: Akshay Kumar

28 Nov 2018

Entertainment
South industry more punctual, professional than Bollywood: Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar says working in the Rajinikanth-starrer 2.0 was a learning experience for him as he realized that the south industry is not only more punctual but also more professional than Bollywood.

This Mumbai theater is still running iconic 'DDLJ' film

24 Oct 2018

Entertainment
This Mumbai theater is still running iconic 'DDLJ' film

It has been 23 years but Maratha Mandir is still in love with 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', which completed an uninterrupted run of 1,200 weeks at the iconic Mumbai theater.

#23YearsOfDDLJ: DDLJ dekha to yeh jaana, reader!

19 Oct 2018

Entertainment
#23YearsOfDDLJ: DDLJ dekha to yeh jaana, reader!

Not watching 'Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge' is a cardinal sin (no kidding). The love story of Shah Rukh Khan's Raj and Kajol's Simran is epic in all ways there is.

Boney and Anil won't make 'Mr India' sequel without Sridevi

16 May 2018

Entertainment
Boney and Anil won't make 'Mr India' sequel without Sridevi

The talks for the sequel of 1987 blockbuster 'Mr India' has been going on for more than a year now.

Mr India 2: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi to reunite for sequel?

20 Jun 2017

Entertainment
Mr India 2: Anil Kapoor, Sridevi to reunite for sequel?

Even 20 years after its release, Mr. India is still remembered for its unique concept of invisibility and Mogambo, the villain portrayed by Amrish Puri!