One of the greatest actors of all time, Om Puri‘s seeing off from life shook the entire nation and the industry. The actor was found lying on the floor with his head injured when he passed away on Friday morning.
The police didn’t take the case seriously even when they sensed a foul play in the actor’s death. Well! looks like now there is a twist in the tale. Om Puri’s driver cum friend Khalid Kidwai released a statement that might provoke curiosity amongst the nation.
In his statement, he told the daily that Om Puri was extremely disturbed a night before his death and said,
“Om Puri wanted to meet his son Ishan on Thursday evening. So we (Kidwai and Om Puri) went to Trishul building where his ex-wife Nandita lives with Ishan but were unable to meet them as both Nandita and Ishan had gone for a party.”
He further told a daily that, “Om Puri then had an argument over the phone with Nandita and asked them to come soon as he wanted to meet his son. He poured a drink in his glass and waited for almost 45 minutes at Nandita’s flat. But when they did not turn up, he took the glass and liquor bottle and started drinking in the car. After finishing the drink, we left.”
Puri’s first wife Nandita finally broke out her silence and commented over the buzz.
“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 mum 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, Ít’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“, said Nandita.
She also concluded that they only had had a separation and never got into an official divorce. She said she has spent most of the time with him and in fact misses him a lot.