The 89th Academy Awards is being held in Los Angeles. The prestigious award show is been attended by luminaries who have graced the world of celluloid. Millions have watched the show on television. The show had a segment called “In Memoriam” which remembers the contribution of those who are not present in blood and flesh but through their work. In short, it honours the contribution of film personalities who have passed away recently.
The part of paying tribute to actors who the movie world lost recently was introduced by Jennifer Aniston. She spoke about Hollywood celebrities and broke into tears when speaking about Bill Paxton, who passed away on Saturday, 25th February 2017. The homage was paid by screening a montage and it was very touching to see Om Puri in it.
That gesture was enough to show that Hollywood considered Om Puri as one among them. They still remember and lauded the actor’s performance in “Ghost and the Darkness” that was released in 1996. Om Puri was mentioned in the montage in tandem with Carrie Fisher, Michael Cimino, Garry Marshal, Mary Tyler Moore, and others.