It seems that 2016 is the year of break ups and divorces in Bollywood. After Ranbir-Katrina, Farhan-Adhuna, Virat-Anushka another famous celebrity couple Om Puri and Nandita have decided to end their 26 years of marriage.
Om and Nandita were living separately without opting for a divorce with the actor getting visiting rights to his son Ishaan, 18.
But the relationship became uncertain after Nandita wrote a biography of the actor.
According to Times Of India, Om and Nandita’s differences came out in the open just before Nandita launched the actor’s biography titled ‘Unlikely Hero: The Story of Om Puri’. In the book, Nandita had gone on to expose Om’s sexual relationship with his maid at the age of 14 and another sexual relationship with a woman who was the caretaker of his old father.
“The court order came last week. It was a clash of our sensibilities. This happens with people so there is nothing unusual in it. Nandita and I are supposed to talk only regarding Ishaan’s education and welfare,” Puri told PTI over phone from Mumbai.
According to the Om Puri’s lawyer Jalaja Nambiar:
“Mr Puri wanted 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.
Earlier in 2013, Nandita had filed a domestic violence case against Om Puri.
“There were no terms. Everything happened peacefully. We are living separately till we get back. We have withdrawn all the cases against each other,” she told PTI.