Happy Birthday Amrish Puri: In Bollywood, people like Hero more than any villain, but in the film world, there are many great actors who play bad guy roles and have made films hit many times with their acting and also earned a lot of names, and fame. The characters and dialogues of many great actors are still heard from the mouths of children. Like the famous dialogue of Bollywood’s Mogambo, Amrish Puri “Mogambo Khush Hua“.
Although the late Amrish Puri played a variety of negative roles in Bollywood, but after doing many negative characters, he gained a lot of fame. Amrish Puri has also been included in those brilliant villains of Bollywood, on whose strength films used to become hits. It was the magic of his strong voice and his personality that during that period people used to go to the theater to listen to his powerful dialogues. Amrish Puri A.K.A Mogambo is not among us today, he died in 2005, but all the characters played by him are still alive in the hearts of people.
His historic meeting with Padma Vibhushan theater artist Abraham Alkazi in 1961 changed the course of his life and he became a noted artist of Indian theatre. Later turned to films. He had a great love for theatre.
Let us tell you some interesting things about Amrish Puri on his Birthday.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Late Prime minister Indira Gandhi watches his Movies
There was a time when Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Late Prime Miniter Indira Gandhi used to watch his movies.
Amrish’s first film was Prem Pujari in 1970 and the last film after his death was Kachchi Sadak in 2006. However, Kisna too was released only after his death. Amrish Puri did many memorable roles be it Bhairavnath of Nagina or Mogambo of Mr. India.
Amrish Puri’s wife’s name was Urmila Diwekar, they have two children, son Rajiv Puri and daughter Namrata.
Mogambo of Mr. India
Amrish Puri had won the hearts of people with his brilliant acting while working in all the films. His list of films includes ‘Chachi 420’, ‘Damini’, ‘Gardish’, ‘Gadar’, ‘Ghatak’, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, ‘Ghayal’, ‘Hero’, ‘Karan Arjun’, ‘Koyala’, ‘Meri Jung’, ‘Mr. India and don’t know how many hit movies.
Apart from Hindi, Amrish Puri also worked in Kannada, Punjabi, Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil films and Hollywood films. He acted in more than 400 films throughout his career. Some of the famous films adorned by Amrish Puri’s acting are ‘Nishant’, ‘Gandhi’, ‘Coolie’, ‘Nagina’, ‘Ram Lakhan’, ‘Tridev’, ‘Phool Aur Kante’, ‘Vishvatma’, ‘Damini’, ‘ Karan Arjun’, ‘Coal’ etc. The audience was very excited to see his villainous roles.
Used to charge desired fees for Acting
Many times it used to happen that he used to leave the film if he did not get the desired fee. He left a film of NN Sippy just because he was not being given 80 lakh rupees as per the demand. Amrish had said in the interview when I do not compromise on my acting, then why should I take fewer fees. The producer is getting money from his distributors because I am in the film. People come to the theater to see my acting. Then am I not entitled to higher fees? Sippy Sahab had signed me for his film long back, with a promise that works on the film would start in a year. It’s been three years now, and my fees have increased according to the market rate. If he cannot pay me the same fee as my work, then I cannot work in his film.