On 6th of January, veteran actor Om Puri passed away and was found dead at his Mumbai house on Friday morning. He was 66. It was reported that his friends from the film fraternity confirmed that the actor succumbed to a major heart attack. Although the actor was recently criticised for his anti-army statements, people from all walks of life condoled the death of the legendary actor.
On Saturday however, the police registered an ‘Accidental Death Report’ (ADR) in connection with the actor’s death. Puri had sustained an injury, caused apparently when he collapsed to the floor after the heart attack. A senior police officer said that since he was alone at his house at the time of death and sustained an injury, Oshiwara police registered an ADR as per routine procedure and that as of now there was nothing suspicious about the actor’s death.
However, Pakistani media had other ideas. Pakistanis have multiple reasons to feel a connect with Puri, owing to him playing many Pakistani characters and having visited the country several times to participate in film festivals and other events.
While Puri is loved in Pakistan, there is an Indian who is hated by Pakistanis: Indian NSA Ajit Doval. Anything bad happening is quickly blamed on Doval. In 2015, Pakistanis trended a hashtag “#DovalRunningISIS” and even blamed the emergence of ISIS flags in Kashmir on Doval.
Combine their love for Puri and hate for Doval and you get an amazing story. Picking up from the police investigation into Om Puri’s death, Pakistani media went full retard and came up with an amazing theory.
Watch the video for this theory: