The Oscars 2017 was a grand affair and saw Indian actors Priyanka Chopra, Dev Patel and Sunny Pawar making their presence felt at the prestigious ceremony. Also, the late actor Om Puri was honoured at the 'In Memoriam' and his name and picture were shown across the screen praising his contribution to the field of cinema.
Om Puri's family was overwhelmed by the gesture and thanked the Oscars for acknowleding his contribution. "The only Indian actor to have worked consistently in Hollywood and British cinema for the last 25 years, without a fuss and letting his work speak for itself, today the Academy of Motion Pictures acknowledged his contribution at its 89th Awards. The first and only Indian actor to be acknowledged thus. Thank you Academy. Thank you everyone. We miss you Om. We miss you lots."
Quite a lot of Bollywood celebrities were happy with the fact that the Oscars 2017 paid tribute to Om Puri and tweeted their respects to the late actor. But Nawazuddin Siddiqui pointed out that the recent Bollywood awards which were held in Mumbai didn't even bother to showcase or pay tribute to the actor and called it a "Shame". He tweeted,
"@TheAcademy #Oscars paid homage 2 late #OmPuri, But in #bollywood award functions nobody converse single word for his contribution... SHAME."