Aaj Tak shows Om Puri’s ghost wandering for revenge. Like, seriously?

How justified is playing dirty over a dead man and that, too over a man whose career reflects nothing but grace!

Veteran actor Om Puri’s sudden demise was a shock to one and all—the fans and the film fraternity alike—so much so that even the Hollywood grieved at the Oscars. The 66-year-old Bollywood actor died of a fatal heart attack on January 6 this year, however, conspiracy theories developed thick and fast with the autopsy report hinting at a possible head injury.

Riding on this report, Pakistani news channel had earlier claimed that Om Puri was murdered by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. And now, three months later, Aamir Liaquat, anchor with Pakistan’s Bol News, noted that Puri’s ghost has been spotted in front of his Mumbai flat, seeking revenge for his murder. WHAT!

In a CCTV footage aired by the news channel, which, by the way, dates back to January 14, a man is seen donning a white kurta. The anchor observes that the ghost was looking for Ajit Doval—India’s national security adviser—to avenge his death.

The anchor even goes on to explain Puri’s murder in his report. All wasn’t going well between him and his wife Nandita because he wished to marry his first wife Seema Kapoor again, to whom he was getting closer. Puri even offered his wife three luxury flats and would send their son Ishan abroad for treatment, but Nandita wouldn’t budge and conspired with Modi to murder him.

Sanity just took a back seat. WAKE UP!

With mainstream media like Aaj Tak airing the report over the weekend, let’s just look at what might be the motive behind Pakistan media channel to relay the three-month-old video now.

An earlier report from Bol TV claimed PM Modi and Doval plotted for Puri’s murder following the Uri fallout when the actor had voiced his opinion in favour of Pakistani artistes.

Another tragedy, similar approach. After a secret Pakistani military court announced death sentence to a former Indian navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav on charges of spying, New Delhi has gone slow on visas for Pakistani nationals, with artists, singers and actors.

Seems like a plausible reason, doesn’t it? But how justified is playing dirty over a dead man and that, too over a man whose career reflects nothing but grace?

And if it’s not, Pakistan seems short of humour!