10 facts about Om Puri’s personal life, troubled marriage and revelations made in his biography. See pics

Om Puri's personal life got into trouble after the launch of his biography which was written by his second wife Nandita Puri. Know more about it.

Written by Kriti Sonali | New Delhi | Updated: January 9, 2017 4:57 pm
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As soon as the news about veteran actor Om Puri’s sudden demise broke, shock and reactions began to flow from all quarters. Many said 2017 couldn’t have begun on a sadder note. Om Puri was a powerful actor with a great body of work. But his personal life was not that easy.

In fact, Naseeruddin Shah also said this after his death, “But his (Om Puri’s) personal problems — in which I did not intervene at all — had left his mental and physical health in a shambles. I know for a fact that Om was really suffering during the last few years. And there was no way out of it. Though his death was sudden, I can’t say it was totally unexpected. In a way, death has relieved him of all the stress, and that includes the bad films he took on, I presume for financial reasons. Om took all the criticism on his chin.”

Here we give you all the facts about the personal life of this veteran actor.

1) Om Puri married Seema Kapoor, the sister of actor Annu Kapoor, in 1991, but their marriage ended soon.

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2) Seema and Om knew each other for 11 years, since 1979. She lived in Delhi and Om in Mumbai. She had even proposed to him but he had told her, “I admire you, I’m fond of you but I’m involved with another girl.” She was heartbroken. Eventually, the two got married in 1990. But they did not remain together for too long.

3) In 1993, he married journalist Nandita Puri, with whom he had a son named Ishaan.

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4) In 2009, Nandita wrote a biography of her husband titled ‘Unlikely Hero: The Story Of Om Puri.’ The inclusion of explicit details of Om Puri’s previous relationships in the book made him very upset.

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5) The main reason for Om Puri’s anger, as revealed by Nandita, was her revelation that he had sex with his maid Shanti at the age of 14. Nandita had also exposed Om’s longstanding liaison with a woman named Laxmi with whom Om was sexually and emotionally involved.

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6) Om Puri had even spoken about this in an interview at that time. He said, “My wife has reduced a very important and sacred part of my life to cheap and lurid gossip. I had shared these dark secrets with my wife as all husbands do. If she chose to make them public, at least she should’ve made sure to maintain a dignity about experiences that are a valuable part of my life. Has she forgotten that I have a standing in society and I’ve worked hard to achieve all that I have today? I won’t allow her to throw it all away for the sake of sensationalism.”

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7) When Nandita was asked about her side of the story, she said, “This is all such a mistake. My book on my husband is a biography. The book is about Om, the man and the actor. Om has all the human foibles, just like all of us.”

8) Nandita filed an allegation of domestic violence against him, and the two opted for a judicial separation after 26 years of marriage, as things turned ugly between them following the biography.

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9) Puri and Nandita decided to live separately without going through a divorce.

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10) His lawyer Jalaja Nambiar said the couple will have separate lives without divorce. “Mr Puri wanted a divorce but because things started going here and there, he opted for an amicable settlement and the court granted them judicial separation under which they are a married couple legally but have their separate lives and cannot interfere in each other’s matter,” she said.

Om Puri’s onscreen persona was very different from his real life image. His marital issues often kept him in news.

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  1. P
    Jan 10, 2017 at 4:16 pm
    He married an evil soul, a pressute they do anything for money status limelight. What say burkha dutt, nidhi fidhi razdan sonia singh, ndtv anchors spokesmen and all the fake wapsi awards cheats. Spit on such hopeless cheap writers put their books in the garbage and make swatch bharat.
    1. A
      Jan 10, 2017 at 2:35 am
      I am grateful to IE for not showing the picture of the woman with whom OM Puri had a fight just prior to his death (he wanted to see his son) but she declined. And then she sent the boy to perform the last rites. Where is humanity and now she is exploiting his death to sell a book with which he never agreed. She exploited him.
      1. L
        Jan 9, 2017 at 9:36 pm
        Why to keep on lingering on to take a man's life. One may have got the other on social grounds that the other unknowingly offered but the one should not accept knowingly causing pain for everyone.
        1. M
          Jan 9, 2017 at 4:31 pm
          Persons we see on screen or in news media photos are also people like the rest of us. They are, of course, talented, more so than the rest of us. But in many respects, they are people with feelings, may be with serious short-comings, more so than ordinary, untalented mortals like the rest of us. I do not see Nandita's revelations as intended to 'insult or shame' Om Puri. Even Bert Russell, the English Mathematician and Philosopher had it with his maids as a teen, watched them through key s. V.S. Naipaul, the famous writer had his peccadillos too, with ladies in the Red Light districts (may have had some episodes of STDs too). Some famous people, did not allow society's moral standards to control their lives. Like Om Puri, they were deeply unhappy as a result. If one cannot control lust, one cannot control deep felt unhappiness.
          1. A
            Oct 18, 2017 at 2:31 pm
            She should have taken his permission before publishing anything about him
          2. C
            Jan 13, 2017 at 7:49 am
            Not only he was a great actor but a great human and emotional person! we accept him all so called affairs with women. Onone is pure in this world. Ompuri will be remembered for his extra-ordinary roles and great acting. May his soul RIP.
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