Special tribute to Om Puri at US museum

New York: Veteran actor Om Puri will be the focus of a special tribute program here which will also have a preview screening of his latest film `The Hundred-Foot Journey`, in which he co-stars with Helen Mirren.

Puri, 63, will appear at the Museum of the Moving Image on August 3 for a conversation about his career moderated by actress and writer Madhur Jaffrey.

The tribute program, presented with clips of Puri`s finest performances, will be followed by the preview screening of `The Hundred-Hoot Journey`.

"`The Hundred-Foot Journey` is a warm, richly textured film, and a showcase for Om Puri, who has a memorable role opposite Helen Mirren," says David Schwartz, the museum`s chief curator.

"The evening at the museum is a great opportunity to pay tribute to one of the world`s most beloved and admired screen actors," he says.

In `The Hundred-Hoot Journey`, an adaptation of the book by Richard C Morais and directed by Lasse Hallstrom, the opening of a new Indian restaurant in the south of France next to a famous Michelin-starred eatery is cause for an all-out war between the two establishments.

Puri plays the role of a patriarch of a family displaced from India.

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