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Here's how Amrish Puri landed an iconic Hollywood role 

Thursday, June 24, 2021 • Hindi Comments

Heres how Amrish Puri landed an iconic Hollywood role 

Amrish Puri was undeniably the most iconic villain of Bollywood. Be it a strict father or a dredded terrorist, he played all the roles to perfection. He was popular for his acts in western world as well. Back in the 80s, Puri landed the roles of main villain in the iconic Harrison Ford film, 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'. He played the evil sorcerer, Mola Ram in the film.

When he was being considered for the part, Amrish Puri rejected the idea of giving an audition or reading the script. He instead asked the casting agents to come and watch him on the sets of some other film.

He described filmmaker Steven Spielberg as, "very boyish, an unassuming kind of person'. About his experience, he said, “None of them had any ego, problems or reservations about my being an Indian. Unlike many of our actors in Indian films, there was expertise at all levels, and you couldn’t just do anything and get away with it.”

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