Latest reports reveal that veteran actor Om Puri might not have died due to a natural cause. In fact, according to Mumbai Mirror, he wanted to meet his son, who was staying with his former wife Nandita and had even visited their residence. But he could not, as his ex-wife and son were out for a party.
However, the police have filed a case of accidental death after the post-mortem report, disclosing that his death was not natural as previously reported. When police arrived at Om Puri's residence on Friday, he was found lying on the floor with a sharp injury on his head.
The Oshiwara police questioned the actor's close friend and film producer Khalid Kidwai, who told them that some hours before his death, an intoxicated Puri wanted to meet his son.
"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. Om Puri then had an argument over the phone with Nandita and asked them to come soon as he wanted to meet his son," said Khalid Kidwai, who had been with the actor hours before his death.
"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," added Kidwai's statement.
His son Ishaan performed the last rites on late Friday evening and his ex-wife Nandita was present during the final rituals.