Actor Om Puri’s death shocked the nation. Bollywood celebrities too mourned the passing away of the legendary actor. Though the postmortem reports suggest that he did not die a natural death, Police have registered his death as accidental death with no foul play involved. Recently Puri’s driver revealed that the actor had paid a visit to his ex-wife a day before his death.
The driver stated that Om Puri was quite disturbed the night before his death. He had dropped over to meet his ex-wife Nandita Puri and their son, Ishaan at their apartment.
Finally, Puri’s ex-wife has opened up on the subject. She said, “We were supposed to go for Pankaj Kapur’s daughter, Sana, and Pahwa’s son, Mayank’s engagement ceremony. Om called me and by the time we got there, he reached my house. He went up to my mom and said, “kya budhia, kyun sadd rahi hai yahan. Tu bhi mere saath swarg chal.” He was in high spirits. He called me again and said, “Tum aur Ishaan jaldi aa jao.“ I told him we’d see him later. When he called me again, I told him, “It’s too late, we’ll see you tomorrow.” Ishaan and I still regret not seeing him that day. Ishaan was going to be with him on January 8, 9 and 10 for the shooting of Tubelight, and they were to head to Khandala from there.”
She further added, “We were not divorced and are still legally married. We had a separation. Trishul is his home and my marital home. By the Hindu law, he was allowed, one wife. It can be an ex-wife and a current wife. Om had only one wife. He helped his nephews and strangers, but now when his son needs him, he is gone. I’ll miss him terribly because he is a habit. I have spent the longest part of my life with him more than my son or my parents.”
Bollywood has truly lost an erstwhile actor in Om Puri. Speculations about his unnatural death are a cause of worry. We do hope the truth is out soon.