Amrish Puri: News

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.

25 May 2024

Bollywood Films

Boney hints at 'Mr. India 2' on film's 37th anniversary

On the 37th anniversary of the iconic 1987 fantasy drama, Mr. India, filmmaker Boney Kapoor hinted at a possible sequel or remake of the film.

14 Dec 2023


'Ankur' to 'Mandi': Shyam Benegal's best films

With eight National Awards, the veteran Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal is touted to be one of the most influential filmmakers.

25 Aug 2023

Shah Rukh Khan

Rajesh Khanna, SRK: No National Awards for celebrated artists

The National Film Awards celebrate the crème de la crème of Indian cinema and are regarded as India's top honor in cinematic excellence since films from across the nation are felicitated by the jury.

27 Jul 2023

Sunny Deol

Ahead of Sunny Deol's 'Gadar 2', a recap of 'Gadar'

Twenty-two years after its release, the sequel of Anil Sharma's Gadar: Ek Prem Katha starring Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel is set to release on August 11.

15 Jun 2023

Game of Thrones

AI reimagines 'GoT' characters in Indian avatars; pictures go viral

Ever since AI-powered applications have started generating visuals beyond our imagination, netizens have loved several artists' impressions. Now, AI artist Gokul Pillai posted a series of pictures on Instagram which imagines characters from the cult classic George RR Martin series Game of Thrones in their Indian avatars.

31 May 2023


Sunny Deol's 'Gadar' to have 4-city premiere

Sunny Deol is one of the most famous Bollywood stars from the '80-'90s. The actor has acted in several milestone projects and one of them is Gadar: Ek Prem Katha.

26 May 2023


Sunny Deol's 'Gadar' getting re-released in June; details inside

Sunny Deol is one of the quintessential stars of Bollywood since the '80s. Over the years, the actor has delivered several hits and one of them is Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. The film became a cult over the years and now fans are going to witness the same yet again on celluloid.

04 Jan 2023

Sunny Deol

Not hand pump, Sunny Deol lifts cartwheel in 'Gadar 2'

The first look of Sunny Deol from his much-awaited film Gadar 2 is finally out!

09 Dec 2022

Vivek Agnihotri

Amrish Puri biopic in making; grandson Vardhan Puri to create

Vardhan Puri, grandson of iconic actor Amrish Puri is planning to make a biopic on his grandfather known widely for his villainous roles.

22 Jun 2021


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.

22 Feb 2019


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.

28 Nov 2018


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.

19 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

#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.