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The actor has also excelled in theatre over the years where he acts on stage as Duryodhan in India’s Most successful live theatre play Mahabharat- An Epic Tale.

Actor Siddhant Issar gives tribute to grandfather Sudesh Issar in his debut film Resurrection - Jaago Aur Jiyo

UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 08:40 PM IST
It looks like history has repeated itself in 2020 as his grandfather directed India’s first film on suicide prevention titled Sauda in 1973 which starred the late actor Vinod Khanna and Yogeeta Bali in the lead roles.
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Puneet Issar as Duryodhan in a still from Mahabharat.
Puneet Issar as Duryodhan in a still from Mahabharat.

Puneet Issar on playing Duryodhan in Mahabharat: ‘My body turned black and blue after climax fight scene with Bheem’

By Ruchi Kaushal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 04:25 PM IST
Puneet Issar, seen as Duryodhan in BR Chopra’s Mahabharat, says he was beaten black and blue by two-time gold medallist Praveen Kumar, who played Bhim on the show.
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Mahabharat originally aired in 1988.
Mahabharat originally aired in 1988.

Mahabharat: All episodes of ‘greatest epic in history of mankind’ to air on DD Retro

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 03:04 PM IST
All episodes of BR Chopra’s Mahabharat will be aired on DD Retro, after a re-run on DD Bharati during the coronavirus lockdown.
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The veteran actor, one of the earliest proponents of fitness in Bollywood, talks about how we need to practice social distancing.
The veteran actor, one of the earliest proponents of fitness in Bollywood, talks about how we need to practice social distancing.

Watch: With Mahabharata returning on TV, Duryodhana has a message for all those staying at home during the coronavirus outbreak

By Kabir Singh Bhandari | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2020 05:21 PM IST
The epic serial Mahabharata is returning to Doordarshan to help keep those of us staying at home occupied with some quality old school content. And Duryodhana, aka Puneet Issar, has some advice for us during these uncertain times.
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Puneet Issar hits the gym for 2.5 hours, 6 days a week. He’s gotten in shape to play Duryodhana once again in a play called Mahabharata, written and directed by him.
Puneet Issar hits the gym for 2.5 hours, 6 days a week. He’s gotten in shape to play Duryodhana once again in a play called Mahabharata, written and directed by him.

Puneet Issar on playing Duryodhana again and his passion for gyming at 60

By Kabir Singh Bhandari | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2019 11:11 AM IST
Puneet Issar turned 60 this November, but his current schedule would give 25-year-olds a run for their money. The rigorous workout routine that he puts himself through daily is to get into shape to play the iconic role once again that made him a household name in India, Duryodhana.
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Amitabh Bachchan suffered a life-threatening punch while shooting for an action sequence for the film, Coolie.(PTI)
Amitabh Bachchan suffered a life-threatening punch while shooting for an action sequence for the film, Coolie.(PTI)

36 years after Coolie accident, Amitabh Bachchan tweets how prayers kept him alive

By Asian News International | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2018 01:27 PM IST
Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter to thank all who wished on August 2 for what was dubbed by many as his ‘rebirth day’. 36 years ago, it was on this day that he woke from coma that he had entered after his Coolie accident.
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