Actor Om Puri, who was accused by his wife Nandita of domestic violence, finally breathed a sigh of relief after being granted bail on Saturday.
Additonally, he has been allowed to leave the country on professional assignments. The beleaguered actor was expected to leave for Britain late Saturday night for the shooting of his new international film — The Hundred-Foot Journey — with British actress Helen Mirren.
Nandita was, however, insistent that Om not be allowed to leave the country for his shooting.
“Luckily for me, the legal system in our country is rational. Yes, I am able to leave for my shooting albeit one day late. On Friday, when I expected bail, the judge got busy with some other case. So he could look into my case only a day later,” said Om Puri.
He has to provide a surety bond of Rs 15,000 before he leaves for Britain.