"Who had asked the soldiers to join the army? Who told them to pick the weapons?" were the controversial questions posed by Bollywood actor Om Puri during a live debate on a TV channel on the Kashmir issue. Fans are shocked at the veteran artiste insulting the Indian martyrs.
Puri took part in the debate after India lost 18 brave soldiers during the Uri attack and even insulted the Border Security Force soldier Nitin Kumar, who had sacrificed his life in Baramulla attacks on October 2.
After the chat show that ignited controversy, Puri has been getting negative response for his shameful remarks from all people who say such statements were least expected from the actor. Even actor Anupam Kher has come forward commenting on the matter. "Dear Mr. Om Puri. I respect you a lot. But yesterday I was saddened after hearing your statements on our country's soldiers [translated from Hindi]," Kher tweeted.
Following the Uri attacks, Pakistani artistes were banned from the country by Indian Motion Picture Producers Association (IMPPA). Earlier, Puri had also expressed his support towards Pakistani artistes stating that these actors have come to India legally with work visa and that the producers cannot suffer the heavy loss if the actors are asked to leave the projects all of a sudden.
Meanwhile, it is understood that a complaint has been filed against the actor for his controversial comments on soldiers. "#FLASH Complaint filed against actor Om Puri in Andheri PS for his comments on Indian soldiers [sic]," ANI tweeted.
Watch the controversial debate video here:
Here are few social media response and trolls against Om Puri:
Never thought someone like Om Puri ji would make such a shameful comment. Sad. This is so heartbreaking
Om Puri you are a Pakistan supporter... I understand that you have sold your soul and one thing I noticed if you do not have respect for your own father what else one can expect from you. I understand If You feel shame of your father who was a soldier (according to you) how can you respect other soldiers. You are a true Jaichand a traitor.
I think Mr @OmRajeshPuri should apologies to the #MartyrNitinYadav family n all Indians..whatever he has said was totally uncalled for
Sham on #OmPuri . This Bollywood actors proving that they are not hero. Event they are not human bin. They need only money for open clothes.
#OmPuri shouldn't have made such a comment on soldier Nitin (4.30) but he looked frustrated. Somebody get him a job
Om Puri 's statement is unacceptable as we all proud of our Soldiers & they are the one sacrificing their lives to protect us
Prashant V. Singh
I still remember when heavily drunk #OmPuri spoke nonsense during #AnnaHazare movement; this drunkard is at it again!
Ayush Kumar Tyagi
@OmRajeshPuri Om Puri's behaviour is totally abnormal in d video.Either he was drunk or mentally disturb. Only @MNSRajThackeray can cure him
I am really really pissed at Om Puri. If Om Puri's father was in Army why doesn't he write Army Brat everywhere and mention it all the time
"Om Puri" This is really a shame on OM who did not have any respect about our own country and soldiers. Shame on you OM Puri.