Veteran actor Om Puri’s premature demise at his Andheri residence final week left Bollywood reeling underneath the shock of his sudden loss. However in a departure from norms, each his former wives, Seema Kapoor and Nandita Puri, held two separate and simultaneous prayer conferences for his chautha, leaving trade insiders divided between selecting one gathering over the opposite.
One gathering, organised by the late actor’s second spouse Nandita Puri alongside along with her sixteen-yr-previous son Ishaan, was held at Juhu’s Iskcon Temple and was attended by a number of biggies, together with Amitabh Bachchan, accompanied by Abhishek and Aishwarya.
Among the many first to reach was Naseeruddin Shah, an in depth pal of the late actor. “[I want] you to know that Om’s journey from the corridors of the outdated Delhi station to changing into a profitable actor [is one] all of us fantasise about,” he was heard saying whereas addressing the visitors and recounting moments along with his late pal.
Says a supply from the occasion, “A small prayer preceded a session of bhajans. Ishaan was made to conduct a couple of ceremonies, put tilak and supply prayers to Omji’s picture.” Different celebrities included Pankaj Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Gulshan Grover and Kabir Bedi, amongst others.
Seema Kapoor with brother Annu Kapoor on the chautha meet held at four pm on the 4 Bungalows gurudwara.
In the meantime, nearer to Puri’s residence in Andheri, his first spouse Seema appeared visibly distraught whereas stepping out of the gurdwara the place she performed the chautha along with her brother Annu Kapoor. Actor Kulbhushan Kharbanda was seen interacting with friends on the occasion, which additionally noticed celebrities like Divya Dutta, Jackie Shroff and Pawan Malhotra in attendance. Tv personalities, together with Karanvir Bohra and Sunil Pal, additionally arrived to pay their respect.
Jackie Shroff, Shabana Azmi and Divya Dutta
Puri was discovered useless at his Andheri residence on Friday morning on the age of sixty six. The late actor was engaged on Kabir Khan’s upcoming historic-drama, Tubelight, alongside Salman Khan.