Veteran actor Om Puri, whose wife Nandita has filed a domestic violence case against him responds to the tremendous media attention he’s been getting. And he’s here to set the record straight. According to a source, he said, “I’ve been shooting the entire day. If Nandita says I am absconding then I am afraid she is speaking of a situation I am not aware of. I have nothing to hide. I don’t need to run away.”
The actor claims that he has never assaulted his wife and instead, is the victim. “My wife wants to destroy me. I can’t let her. I’ve responsibilities towards myself, my son and others who are dependent on me,” he said. Nandita, he alleges, is misusing the laws that are meant to protect women. But the only thing he is concerned about is the welfare of his son Ishaan and those closest to him. Om also wants to leave the controversy behind as he is scheduled to leave for a shoot in Europe a few days later. He is hoping that the complaint does not derail his schedule.
“If this ugly allegation prevents me from travelling for my work then I promise you, there will be hell to pay,” he warns.