Puneet Issar


Puneet Issar (born 6 November 1959) is an Indian actor and director, most famous for his role as Duryodhana in the TV adaptation (1988–1990) of the Mahabharata, and directing Garv: Pride and Honour (2004) starring Salman Khan. His other notable roles are in Border, 1997 war film, directed by J. P. Dutta and second lead in the cult Indian horror film Purana Mandir in 1983.

He started his career with the movie Coolie in 1983. During filming an action sequence of this movie, he accidentally injured Amitabh Bachchan nearly fatally and suffered the industry’s backlash due to it

Issar starred as a villain in several movies over 150 Hindi films and 100 regional during the 1980s and 1990s, like Zakhmi Aurat, Jagruti, Kal Ki Aawaz, Palay Khan, Teja, Prem Shakti and many more, which include the Mohanlal starrers Yodha and Pingami, Salman Khan starrers Sanam Bewafa, Chandramukhi and Suriyavanshi, Akshay Kumar starrer Aashant and multi-starrers like Kshatriya. He also played a villain in the Shahrukh Khan starrer Ram Jaane. He appeared in the hit war film Border.

In 1982 he was involved in an on-shoot incident with Amitabh Bachhan. Amitabh got seriously hurt and many blamed Puneet for the accident. He later admitted that he had to face lot of problems in getting roles in movies due to the notoriety of the incident. Some people even misunderstood that Amitabh’s clout might have had affected his career very much.

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