Actor Vardhan Puri recalls the time when Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan used to good naturedly tease his grandfather Amrish Puri

Vardhan Puri remembers Amrish Puri on his 88th Birthday anniversary for his love of simple food and a simple life

By Apoorv Shandilya, June 22, 2020 14:29 IST

Bollywood actor Vardhan Puri has shared some insight into the life of his late grandfather and veteran actor Amrish Puri. Amrish Puri passed away in 2005 but left a forever mark in the Hindi film industry. He is famous for portraying Mogambo in Mr. India and for his role in Dilwale Dulhania le Jayenge.
In a recent interview with BollywoodLife Vardhan said, 'He never liked outside food. Even he was leaving in the morning at 6 am for a shoot, he used to make sure he took his dabba with him because he loved his Punjabi food and his simple dal, roti, salad and soup.”
'Salman Khan saab, Bachchan saab (Amitabh Bachchan), Shah Rukh Khan saab all used to make fun of him because I still remember that big dabbas of biryani, ghost and kebabs would come from Salman Khan saab’s home and they used to all say, ‘Arey, Amrishji why are you eating this ghaas-phoos (vegetarian food), please eat with us.’ And daadu would just take a bite so that no one would feel bad, and then would say, ‘Arey, I’m happy with my simple food.’ He never ate outside food because he would always say that his voice is too important for him and he couldn’t abuse it,' he added.
Vardhan concluded saying, 'I used to see him coming him at 3 at night, and then I’d see him awake, fresh, excited, whistling and singing away in his bathroom while shaving at 6 in the morning and excited about the day and telling me, ‘See, I’m playing this character today and this is my wig these are my clothes, these are my lines, I’m going to narrate them once, just check them.”
Vardhan made his Bollywood debut earlier last year with Yeh Saali Aashiqui.

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