Om Puri was fed up of the domestic problems that besieged him ever since he decided to leave his second wife Nandita Puri to go back to his first wife actress-filmmaker SeemaKapoor and leave behind his past life as soon as his son Ishaan attained adulthood.
In a confessional chat with me Om said, “I want to spend my old age with Seemaji. I’ve done her wrong in the past. I need to make amends. I did her wrong. I want to make amends with her.Personally I’ve been going through this painful period. Career-wise too I’m not happy with the roles that are coming way. If this continues I’ll leave Mumbai and live a life of anonymity in any small town. But I’d think about this only after Ishaan is 18.”
However the decision came at a price. Apparently “amicable separation” from his first wife had left him financially debilitated
It was also difficult for Om to explain his situation to his son.
Said Om, “My son is my life. I don’t want him to be scarred by what his parents do. Ishaan is no longer a child. I’m hoping he would understand the situation between Nandita and me very soon.”
Things had worsened in Om’s life to the point that he felt completely helpless with a destructive rage. Lately he had become ill-tempered and abusive, lashing out at even those whom he loved the most.Om’s life was on the skids and he knew it.