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'We will never get another Amrish Puri'

Vickey Lalwani | January 12, 2005 15:15 IST

Priyanka ChopraAs Bollywood wakes up to the fact that Amrish Puri is no more, film personalities come forward to pay a tribute to the veteran actor.

Priyanka Chopra

I worked with him in my debut film, The Hero, and my last released film Aitraaz as well.

My mother and I knew him personally. I have still not come to terms with the fact that I will never see Amrishji again. I last met him at the Aitraaz press conference. We knew he was keeping unwell, but certainly not to this extent.

The fact that he came to the launch speaks volumes of his concern for the film industry. A perfect gentleman.

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Shakti Kapoor

Shakti KapoorIt has been a very sad morning. I am shocked, to say the least. We have lost a noble soul. Amrishji was a very genuine person. He never hid his feelings and was always in the forefront while advising youngsters.

My first film with him was Beshaque when he was not yet a star. The best thing about him was that we saw no change in him when he acquired stardom. I rate his performance in Hum Paanch as the best. I will never forget that scene where he pats his thigh and asks Shabana Azmi to come and sit on it.

Gulshan Grover

We started our careers almost together in Hum Paanch. What a fit man he was!

All through the shoot, he would have a strict regime of exercises. Not only that, he used to make all the members of the cast, including Shabana Azmi and Deepti Naval, undergo the regime with him. He never drank or smoked.

I took his advice on professional and personal matters. I thought he would live for 120 years. But God had other plans.

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Boney Kapoor

Wherever I go, people still talk to me about Mogambo in my film, Mr India. I don't think that I can ever make a character bigger than that. It's an irrepairable loss. We will never get another Amrish Puri. That dominating voice, those large eyes, that great height...

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sorry for loss of a wonderful actor to his family. you were a amazing actor in 'Mr India'. deepest sympathy arvinder kaur United Kingdom ...

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it is really a pain to write late shri amrish puri as he is going to live forever and indian audience will never be able ...

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Hi all, This is srinivas sastry. Amrish Puri was one of the finest actors of Bollywood. His death is a great loss to the film ...


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it is sad indeed to loose agreat person..friend ...most of all he was always in our faces...He will be greatly missed...touching many lives and heart ...

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His death was a total shock to me, I just watched him in Hulchul a couple days ago, he was truly a great actor. Bollywood ...

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