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Though veteran actor Om Puri and his wife Nandita were recently seen together at the Jaipur Literature Festival, walking around hand in hand, reliable sources close to the couple reveal their 16-year-old marriage is on the rocks.
Evidently the couple has been having problems for some time but the last straw was the sexually explicit revelations made by Nandita in her biography of her husband, Unlikely Hero: Om Puri.
The references to Puri’s many sexual relationships, especially with his maid and caretaker, became a key talking point for the media, and the actor and his biographer wife had a very public and bitter spat over it. However, at the subsequent launch events, the Puris literally kissed and made up in public.
Close friends, however, say the people named in the biography were not at all amused by their names being dragged through the muck and Puri has had to shell out a pretty penny to settle with them. In fact, in an interview to a website, Om Puri confessed that some of his college friends were upset at the revelations about his early life in the book, and accused him of being publicity hungry. “This embarrassed me,” said the actor.
Another bone of contention is that Puri’s first wife Seema Kapoor, who he was in love with for a long time before marrying her and who was a huge support during his turbulent early days, has not been mentioned in the More >
By UPALA KBR (Mid-Day; December 23, 2009)
Ekta Kapoor says the promo of her film Love Sex Dhoka is going to be the most controversial promos released this year. Incidentally, the 90-second promo of LSD will be released along with Aamir Khan’s 3 Idiots in theatres across India on December 25.
Says Ekta, “We have already edited the 90-second promo thrice! When I first saw it, I was so shocked I fell off my chair. We had to edit almost 30 per cent of the controversial version in order for it to be shown with 3 Idiots. We will be releasing the unedited version on the internet simultaneously along with the trailer. The promo will be shown across only 290 multiplex screens across India. We didn’t want the promo to run at all theatres as it’s a digital medium.”
Ekta feels that it will be met with a largely polarised reaction. “It will shock the daylights out of people. They will either hate or love it but they can’t ignore it. The censor board was adamant that we couldn’t show these scenes without a U/A certificate.”
She adds, “The promo is not too sexually explicit but the dialogues and basic premise are raw and explicit. We had 40 beeps in the original promo which has now been cut down to two.”
Dibakar Banerjee says, “The censor board didn’t allow the promo to run without a U/A certificate. Some cuss words have been edited out. One of the scenes edited out is a slightly explicit scene where the male protagonist and another girl are rehearsing how to seduce a famous public figure More >