Yes, director Kabir Khan has confirmed that his latest release Tubelight will be dedicated to veteran actor Om Puri. The actor has always been very close to director Kabir Khan.
Death of Om Puri has come as a surprise to most of the people in Bollywood as well as outside. It is a kind of shock that is not easy to cope up with certainly. Team of Tubelight has been saddened by the news as the actor has shared the screen last time with him for Tubelight. In this Salman Khan movie, Om Puri has a significant role. Official dedication goes to the actor.
On asking the director Kabir Khan, he said that the film is dedicated to Omji. The actor has been missed by all surely.
Salman Khan is very emotional as a person. Therefore, he has been quite keen to dedicate the movie to the actor. Sudden demise of Om Puri in January has not been expected by anyone. Special screening may be held for Om Puri’s family exclusively.
Once in an interview, Kabir Khan has said that talent of Om Puri cannot be expressed in mere words. The actor has done a small role in Bajraangi Bhaijaan which has great impact on the audience. Following to the release of Bajraangi Bhaijaan, Om Puri has said to Kabir Khan that the actor wants a bigger role this time from Kabir jokingly. From outside, Om Puri has always looked very serious. However, laughter of Om Puri can be heard in the set mostly even from a distance according to director Kabir Khan. Therefore, death of a great actor like Om Puri can be considered as a huge loss to the industry.
During trailer launch, Salman has been asked about Omji and the Sultan actor said “Whenever I see Om Puri in the trailer and songs, it kills me. I have worked a lot with him. One moment he was there and one moment he is gone.”
In the backdrop of movie “Tubelight”, Indo-China war can be seen. The movie can be considered as a loose adaptation of “Little Boy” also.