Lahore : Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council and Member of National Assembly Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has expressed extreme grief on the sad demise of veteran Bollywood actor, Om Puri.
In a condolence statement, Pakistan Hindu Council has paid rich tribute to the late actor, and acknowledged that his positive efforts for the normalization of Pakistan India ties were remarkable.
“Om Puri was truly a friend of Pakistan and through his contributions on the cultural front, he had always supported to bring people of both countries closer,” Dr Ramesh Vankwani said, while recalling his visit to Pakistan last year, during which he openly expressed his desire for better Indo-Pak relations to find a practical way to promote peace, cultural and business cooperation.
Dr Ramesh Vankwani further said that there is special respect for the late actor Om Puri in the hearts of Pakistani people.
Late actor played the role of Pakistani persons in several Bollywood and international movies, ranging from Pakistani dictator Zia ul Haq in Charlie Wilson’ War to Maulana Sahib in the Bollywood movie Bajrangi Bhai Jan, and used to visit Pakistan on several occasions to participate in film festivals and other cultural events. “The legendary actor also played a leading role in a Pakistani film, Actor In Law,” Dr Ramesh acknowledged.