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Om Puri apologises for his comment on jawans, Twitter responds

“I am guilty and I deserve a punishment. I want to be tried by the army, I should be court-martialled. I want a constructive punishment,” Puri said.

bollywood Updated: Oct 05, 2016 16:08 IST
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Om Puri in a still from Hollywood film The Hundred Foot Journey.
Om Puri in a still from Hollywood film The Hundred Foot Journey.

Om Puri completely changed his stance within 24 hours on the issue of Indian jawans killed during the Uri attacks of September 18. In a TV debate, Puri said, “Did anybody force them (the soldiers) to join the army?”

Later a police complaint was filed against the 65-year-old actor for ‘insulting’ the Indian soldiers. Puri reacted to it with an apology, “I am very embarrassed at what I said and I deserve punishment, not forgiveness. I first apologise to his (an Uri attack martyr) family, if at all they will forgive me, I apologise to the whole country, the army. I know it’s not justified that you say so much and then think a sorry will make it right.”

“I am guilty and I deserve a punishment. I want to be tried by the army, I should be court-martialled. I want a constructive punishment,” Puri added.

Twitter exploded in response to Om Puri. Here are some of the tweets.