At 79, seasoned actor Arun Bali passed away on Friday morning. He had myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune condition brought on by a breakdown in nerve-muscle communication.
The late actor, who starred in numerous movies and television shows, was a well-known figure in the entertainment world for many years. In the 1991 historical drama Chanakya, Arun portrayed King Porus, and in the Doordarshan soap opera Swabhimaan, he portrayed Kunwar Singh. He is also a producer who has won a National Award. Arun rose to fame in the 2000s for playing “grandfatherly” characters, such as Harshvardhan Wadhwa in Kumkum, and even won accolades for them.
Here are top 5 performances of Arun Bali that you just can’t miss.
In the 2018 movie Kedarnath, Arun Bali portrayed the Chief Priest of the Kedarnath Temple. In the Abhishek Kapoor-directed film, Sara Ali Khan made her acting debut with Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role. Positive reviews for the movie were given, praising SSR and Sara’s acting, the photography, the soundtrack, and the plot.
2. 3 Idiots
Arun Bali, who played Javed Jaaferi’s father and was the real Ranchod Das Chanchad, made a rare guest appearance. Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Boman Irani, and Omi Vaidya play significant roles in the Rajkumar Hirani-directed movie. Widespread critical praise and financial success were accorded to 3 Idiots. It is regarded as one of the best Bollywood movies ever produced.
Arun Bali portrayed an elderly Sikh guy in the movie PK who begged Pk (played by Aamir Khan) for money. Anushka Sharma, Sushant Singh Rajput, Boman Irani, Saurabh Shukla, and Sanjay Dutt played significant roles in the movie.
Arun Bali portrayed Priyanka Chopra’s grandfather, Jhilmil. Directed by Anurag Basu, the film starred Ranbir Kapoor and Ileana D’Cruz in key roles, with Saurabh Shukla, Ashish Vidyarthi, Haradhan Bandopadhyay and Jisshu Sengupta in supporting roles.
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5. Laal Singh Chaddha
As one of the train passengers listening to the life tale of Laal Singh Chaddha, played by Aamir Khan, Arun Bali played the part of an elderly Sikh man. In addition to Kareena Kapoor Khan, Naga Chaitanya, and Mona Singh, Laal Sing Chaddha was directed by Advait Chandan.
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