Om Puri and his first wife Seema Kapoor remained each other’s confidantes through the years. Their marriage lasted less than a year. Puri then married journalist Nandita Puri. But Seema and Om still maintained a more than cordial relationship and he had gone back to her after a bitter and ugly break-up with his second wife Nandita Kapoor. Seema, in fact, was one of the last people the veteran star called before his death.
When asked whether she is going to watch Om Puri last appearance on big screen – ‘Tubelight’ which stars Salman Khan, Sohail Khan and Om Puri in important roles. Seema replied, “Yes, I will see Tubelight soon because it has Om in it. Frankly, I see Om every day.”
Talking about Om Puri’s role in the film, Seema revealed, “Om was very kicked about his role, especially his get-up. He used to often ask me about his look. We both felt he looks like freedom fighter Maulana Azad in Tubelight.”
Om Puri’s sudden demise in January 2017 left everyone in a shock. The veteran actor, who was 66 years old, passed away due to cardiac arrest. Well, it’s a void in the industry that will never be filled!