Om Puri's marriage with Nandita has already hit a dead end and the only reason that kept the duo connected was their 13-year-old son Ishaan. But after Nandita created a drama at Seema Kapoor's residence, Puri decided to break the silence on their present state of relationship.
"We signed an MOU on August 10, 2010, with mutual consent. In this, she wanted two years before we get divorced. There were certain other conditions in the MOU, which were related to property etc. I have a son and it is my duty to secure his future and that's why I did the needful. There were a couple of other conditions, which state that Nandita will accompany us on the outstation trips that I go on with my son. I agreed to it all," Puri told Mumbai Mirror.
"The major reason is that our lawyer suggested that the divorce proceedings will be smooth, if we have these two years of separation. According to the MOU, I can stay wherever I want and I am not answerable to Nandita, so I fail to understand the reason for creating the ruckus that she did outside Seema's building. We have already crossed ten months, since we signed the MOU," he added.
Puri also dismissed Nandita's reference to Seema as the "other woman." "I want to say that I was not married to Seema for 8-9 months as Nandita had said. I have strong objection that she is called her the other woman. Seema is my first wife. I have known Seema for many years and we had courted for ten years, before we got married. I have known the family since 1979 and we got married in 1990. We shared good family relations. Our marriage did not last for over a year, as I was ten years older to her. We divorced three years after our marriage," the West Is West actor clarified.
When Nandita came to know about Puri's whereabouts, she had rushed to Seema's place and abused the duo. "Whatever happened was not needed. Yeh sab shor-sharabe ki kya zaroorat thi? She knows about the MOU and I stay just two buildings away from Seema. All this was uncalled for," stated irked Puri.