Bollywood's favoriite villain, actor Amrish Puri, looks on during the music release of the Hindi film Dev in Bombay, India, in May 2004. Puri died on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2005 in a Bombay hospital from a brain hemorrhage. He was 72. Puri acted in about 220 Bollywood movies after his 1971 debut in the Hindi film Reshma Aur Shera. Some of Puri's best known movies were Naseeb (Fate), Ardh Satya (Half Truth), Andha Kanoon (Blind Law), Shakti (Strength), Coolie (Porter) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (The Big-hearted Will Walk Away with the Bride). Puri played a small role in Richard Attenborough's Oscar-winning 1982 movie Gandhi as Khan, and shaved his hair for the part of the villain Mola Ram in Steven Spielberg's Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom in 1984.
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