Veteran actor Om Puri, on Friday, apologised for his harsh comments on the Indian soldiers that were killed during the Uri terror attack. Speaking to reporters, Om Puri admitted that his comments were not in any way justifiable. He further said that he would go the families of these martyrs and personally apologise for his statements. Speaking about the outrage among people over his comments, Puri said that the anger was justified and he would ask for punishment, not forgiveness.
Admitting that his statement on the Indian soldiers was unjustified, he said that he would repent for the same in constructive ways. Earlier on Monday, during a debate on a TV show, Puri had said, “Did we force them to join the army? My father was also in the army… We are proud of soldiers. I am asking you, Do you want India and Pakistan to become Israel and Palestine?” “I don’t give a damn to Salman Khan or some other Khan… Go to Modiji (Prime Minister Narendra Modi) and cancel their (Pakistani actors’) visas. Prepare 15-20 people as suicide bombers and send them to Pakistan.”, he added.
Puri has since been on the receiving end of some serious flak owing to his harsh comments on Indian soldiers. Although, it may also be argued that Puri, being a national award-winning actor and a master of theatrics might also have been doing this as a part of a publicity stunt to promote his new film, which releases this October.