Salman Khan was worried about Om Puri’s health - called Anupam Kher to complain last month
Last month Bollywood star Salman Khan called Anupam Kher to complain about Om Puri’s health.
He was shooting with Om Puri in Kulu for his new movie Tubelight.
He made the call in Om Puri’s presence and requested Anupam Kher to advise the veteran actor to pay attention to his health.
"Please ask Puri saab to get into shape and not waste himself. He still has many years ahead of him," Salman Khan told Anupam Kher, who disclosed this to India Today on Friday.
Salman Khan handed over the phone to Om Puri and Anupam Kher spoke to him at length.
Anupam Kher a few years junior, knew Om Puri since his early acting days.
Over the last few months Om Puri’s friends had increasingly grown concerned about his health.
He was overweight, stressed and visibly unfit. Persistent rumours of excessive drinking had dogged him over the years.
Last few months had also been emotionally tumultuous. His controversial statements on BSF trooper Nitin Kumar landed him in huge controversy and made him a target for “nationalist” media and social media trolls.
It was an extremely stressful period and an almost incoherent Om Puri apologised for his remarks in a bid to put an end to the hounding, which was led by the likes of Anupam Kher.
Media reports say Om Puri’s sudden demise affects Tubelight in which he was still to shoot a few scenes.