MUMBAI: Nawazuddin Siddiqui lashed out at Bollywood for not paying tribute to veteran Om Puri in any of his award functions. He took to twitter soon after Puri was acknowledged in the In Memorium segment at the 89th Academy Awards.
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) February 27, 2017
Om Puri’s family told Indian Express, “The only Indian actor to have worked consistently in Hollywood and British cinema for the last 25 years, without a fuss and letting his work speak for itself, today the Academy of Motion Pictures acknowledged his contribution at its 89th Awards. The first and only Indian actor to be acknowledged thus. Thank you Academy. Thank you everyone. We miss you Om. We miss you lots.” The actor passed away in January this year at the age of 66 years and was mourned by artists from across the world.