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Amrish Puri was a great actor and human being: Javed Akhtar

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Ahead of the 14th death anniversary of late legendary Amrish Puri, veteran remembered him saying he was a combination of "a great and great human being."

In the forthcoming episode of Zee Bollywood's "Classic Legends Season 5", will go down memory lane with Amrish Puri's achievements and remarkable contribution to

"will be remembered as a great But people like me, who have known him personally, will remember him as a and a great human being.

"was a mix of both. Noted filmmaker had once mentioned that he had seen many films in his lifetime, but he has never seen such a good villain," said while paying tribute to the actor.

Whether as the homesick NRI in Aditya Chopra's "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge", the benevolent feudal landlord in "Viraasat", Sunny Deol's terminally ill, idealistic father in "Ghaatak" or Amisha Patel's anti-father in "Gadar: Ek Prem Katha", created a gallery of characters in his decades long journey in Bollywood

He was not only seen in Hindi films but also Kannada, Marathi, Hollywood, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu and Tamil.

With over 400 films credited to his name, the "Mogambo" of Bollywood took his last breath on January 12, 2005. He was 72.



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First Published: Tue, January 08 2019. 15:30 IST