Indian film star Om Puri has been awarded an honorary Order Of The British Empire (OBE) for his contribution to the British film industry.

The Ambala-born actor has appeared in JEWEL IN THE CROWN, GANDHI, CITY OF JOY, East is East and recently the BBC adaptation of THE CANTERBURY TALES during his acting career, which spans four decades.

Puri enthuses, "I am very happy and grateful. I have been working in British films for the past 10 years.

"It is generous of them to give me this honour even though I am not a citizen."

26/07/2004 13:44