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Anupam Kher lashes out at Om Puri for insensitive comment on Indian Army

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:46 IST

Veteran actor Om Puri lent his support to Pakistani artistes recently by saying that ban will not bring a change in the political tension between the two countries. However, on 3 October, he lost his cool during a live debate on a news channel.

Talking insensitively about Indian soldiers who lost their lives in the Uri massacre, the actor said,

"Who had asked the soldiers to join the army? Who told them to pick the weapons?"

Following this remark, Anupam Kher took to Twitter and said that he was disturbed by the statement.

"Dear #OmPuri ji. Mai aapki bahut izzat karta hoon. Lekin kal tv per desh ke sainik ke baare mein aapki baat sunkar bahut DUKH hua. #VerySad," tweeted Anupam Kher.

Om Puri and Anupam Kher were last seen working together in Dirty Politics (2015).

First published: 4 October 2016, 4:41 IST
 
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