Veteran actor Om Puri’s death shocked the whole film industry. B-town expressed grief over the legendry actor’s demise.
Puri’s both wives held separate prayers meet for him. Om Puri’s first wife Seema Kapoor organized his memorial service at her residence where many Bollywood stars gave their presence.
Bollywood actor Om Puri’s ex-wife Seema Kapoor during the prayer meeting for actor Om Puri in Mumbai, India on January 9, 2017. (Nitin Lawate/SOLARIS IMAGES)
While Puri’s second wife Nandita Puri also organized prayers at ISKCON temple in Juhu which was attended by many B-town celebs.
Accroding to a daily entertainment website, Puri’s close friend Naseeruddin also came with his wife Ratna Pathak to ISKCON Temple. Kabir Bedi, Mini Mathur, Shyam Benegal, Vipul Shah, Nandita Das, Priya Dutt, Pankaj Kapoor, Supriya Pathak, Tisca Chopra and David Dhawan were the celebrities present at the prayers meet.
Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri, whose repertoire as an actor reflected a rare realism, died here early on Friday after a heart attack, triggering nationwide outpouring of condolences from top leaders, fans and the film fraternity. The widely celebrated Om Puri, 66, was found dead at his Andheri West residence, told a family friend. He is survived by his son Ishaan, whom he had with former wife Nandita Puri. The sudden demise of one of India’s most talented actors stunned the film industry. A National School of Drama alumnus, Om Puri also featured in movies like “Dharavi” and “Mirch Masala” and explored the comedy genre with “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro”, “Chachi 420”, “Hera Pheri”, “Malamaal Weekly” and more. Many of the top Bollywood celebrities attended his funeral in Mumbai. Bollywood actor Om Puri wife Nandita Puri during the funeral of actor Om Puri in Mumbai. (IMAGE: SOLARIS)
Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Govind Nihalani, Mita Vashisht, Jackie Shroff, Karanvir Bohra and Divya Dutta were among those attended memorial service organised by Puri’s first wife Seema Kapoor and her brother Annu Kapoor.
Shabana Azmi, Divya Dutta and Govind Nihalani were among those who attended both the services according to the reports.