Even before his authorised biography, Unlikely Hero: The Story Of Om Puri, hit the stores, the actor’s wife and the book’s author, Nandita Puri, was in the eye of a media storm.entertainment Updated: Feb 23, 2010 01:32 IST
Om reacted with an ‘angry’ interview accusing Nandita of “reducing a sacred part of his life to cheap and lurid gossip”. His wife retaliated by saying that excerpts from her book had been taken out of context and that her husband’s remarks had been misquoted.
End of the story? No, the saga continues. A website quoted the actor as saying, that the couple was separating. Om, however, clarified that he had initiated divorce proceedings, but stopped it keeping in mind the interests of his son, Ishaan. He was also quoted as saying that he wanted to spend his old age with his first wife Seema, singer-actor Annu Kapoor’s sister, whom he had divorced 16 years ago.
When contacted, Nandita Puri insisted that they are “still together” and her husband had not moved out, as had been reported. She also rued the trauma the negative publicity had caused her son. She said that she and Om had decided to maintain “silence” on the subject and were waiting for the rumours to die a natural death.