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Indian actor Om Puri‚ÄĒwhose career spanned continents‚ÄĒhas died, according to the Associated Press. Puri‚Äôs vast credits include countless Bollywood films, as well as the likes of Richard Attenborough‚Äôs Gandhi, Mike Nichols‚Äô Charlie Wilson‚Äôs War, and, more recently, Lasse Hallstr√∂m‚Äės The Hundred-Foot Journey. He was 66.

In a remembrance for The Guardian, Bend It Like Beckham director Gurinder Chadha called Puri ‚Äúone of the most talented and versatile actors of his generation.‚ÄĚ She added: ‚ÄúHe put a human face on a label and showed we all want the best for our children and families.‚ÄĚ Puri and Chadha recently collaborated on the period piece Viceroy‚Äôs House, which is due out in the United Kingdom in March and also stars Gillian Anderson and Michael Gambon.


On Twitter, fellow actors paid tribute to Puri. Riz Ahmed, who worked with him in Mira Nair‚Äôs The Reluctant Fundamentalist, said he ‚Äútranscended boundaries.‚ÄĚ

India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, also recognized Puri’s achievements.


According to The Guardian, Puri’s death was caused by a heart attack.