Om Puri’s ex-wife Nandita has slammed Pakistani news anchor Aamir Liaquat for airing a video that claims to show Om Puri’s ghost, apparently on a quest for revenge, outside the late actor’s Mumbai residence. The video has been in circulation for quite some time now. According to a Mid-Day report, the video was first aired by Pakistan’s Bol News on January 14 this year. The show’s anchor Aamir Liaquat claimed that Om Puri’s ghost was seen outside his Mumbai home.
In the video, a man wearing a white kurta can be seen walking on a corridor slowly.
The anchor claims that the ghost had been seeking revenge from Ajit Doval, India’s National Security Adviser. The theory stems from the controversy over Om Puri’s comments regarding Indian soldiers after the Uri attack.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, Om Puri’s estranged wife Nandita expressed her anger over the video, calling it ‘distasteful’. “Aamir Liaquat is a joker in Pakistan, who has survived a lot of these cheap thrills earlier too. According to my sources, he was given this from somebody in India and there are many people involved who have scripted this whole thing, which is disgraceful and in extremely bad taste,” she said, adding that it’s not the place where her husband lived but a building close to it.
She further added that this video could be surfaced by those who were jealous of him and tried to defame him. “Here is a man who took the country to the Oscars. No other actor has given the country so much of honour as Om did and you are fooling around and playing such videos – this is a very serious matter because you are not only insulting the man, you are not only spreading false thing, which is a compete lie, you are also sending information to Pakistan in whatever way,” she added.
The veteran actor passed away in his Mumbai residence on January 6 this year due to a massive heart attack. He was 66 years old. One of the pioneers of independent cinema in India, Puri was known for his gritty performances in several landmark Indian films. His career included films in Hindi, English and other regional languages.
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