Om Puri is being knighted. The BBC reports it, so it must be true. Om Puri is being so honored for his work in Jewel in the Crown, City of Joy and such like quality projects.

I am really insulted on the behalf of the Big B, who has starred in such quality films as Sholay, Amar Akbar Anthony, Don, Deewar etc. the British may have lost their empire, but they certainly have the classiness to reward the “good native.” The emperor may not have any clothes, but he certainly has a bunch of candy hanging on cheap ribbons.