Amrish Puri Tribute: From Civil Servant to Iconic Villain in Cinema

Actor Amrish Puri...who will always be remembered for his characters, and his powerful voice. Even though generations will keep changing, this villain will continue to inspire artists of every generation.

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Amrish Puri Tribute From Civil Servant to Iconic Villain in Cinema

Amrish Puri: A villain who took a heavy toll on actors too…

Actor Amrish Puri...who will always be remembered for his characters, his powerful voice. Even though generations will keep changing, this villain will continue to inspire artists of every generation. In his career, he left a mark as a villain whose voice or name would make even the audience tremble on hearing it. Today, on the occasion of his birth anniversary, let us tell you some special stories related to the actor's life.

Death anniversary of actor Amrish Puri

Came to become heroes, became villains by fate

Everyone dreams of becoming a hero in Bollywood. He also came to the industry to live this dream. But fate made him the biggest villain of Bollywood. It is said that when Amrish Puri was 22 years old, he auditioned for the role of a hero but the producer said that his face looked very stony. And he cannot become a hero.

I started my career in films at the age of 40

By the time an actor reaches this age, he has already done half of his acting career. Amrish Puri had entered the industry at that age. He was 39 years old when he was signed for the film Reshma Aur Shera in 1971.

Left government job to appear in films

Before his first film, Puri ji was working in a government job in an insurance company. But he also left his government job of 21 years to enter films. From employee to A grade officer. But still his passion and love for acting was such that he left the job.

 Had designed my dress for Mogambo

This actor will always be remembered for the character of Mogambo he played in Mr. India. But do you know that she designed her dress for this role? Yes...the producer-director of the film was not clear about her dress and look. But Amrish Puri sat with his tailor and got his dress designed and completed his look. The film's producer Boney Kapoor was so pleased with his work that he gave Rs 10,000 to his tailor.

Apart from Hindi, created a separate identity in South also

These were the villains who worked in Hindi films as well as Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi and Hollywood films. Like Hindi films, he is liked a lot in South also. He worked in more than 400 films during his career.

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