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Star in Bollywood and the West, India’s Om Puri Dies at 66

Veteran Indian actor Om Puri, who successfully straddled movie careers in Bollywood and the West, died Friday in Mumbai of cardiac arrest, his friend and actor Anupam Kher told Reuters. Puri, 66, cut his teeth in the 1980s with alternative art cinema that found a niche audience in India, playing several memorable characters that depicted the angst of the times. He also worked in several Hollywood and British films, including The Reluctant Fundamentalist, East is East, and most recently...

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