Veteran actor Om Puri and wife Nandita have opted for legal separation after 26 years of a rocky marriage.
While rumors of their separation were afloat since 2011, it was not until 2013 that the news was made public. For the past three years the actor and his wife have been trying to mend their relationship but now they have decided to call it quits.
According to The Indian Express, Om Puri and Nandita have decided to live separately without going for a divorce with the actor getting visiting rights to his 18 yea old son Ishaan.His lawyer Jalaja Nambiar said the couple will have separate lives without divorce to avoid conflict in their son’s life.
Nandita and Om Puri’s differences came out in open with the release of his biography “Unlikely Hero: The Story of Om Puri” that his wife wrote. the book revealed sensitive issues regarding Puri’s past which he considered to be disrespectful and mentally tolling. A case was filed against Nandita for the same.