The 61-year-old international actor has appeared in Indian and British cinema since 1976.
He told Mumbai Mirror: "[Director] Shyam Benegal told me, 'I smell a film in your life'. The smell he spoke about has now reached my nostrils. I feel my life is composed of many chapters - of hardships, struggle, heartbreak, success and failure.
"My mother was the biggest influence in my life. I watched her being physically abused by my father. Every week he'd slap her once or twice. I'd seethe in rage and wonder why my mother took it.
"Many years later I came to know the reason for my father's anger. You see, my mother was from a wealthy family. When she inherited her father's property she refused to take it and preferred to let her brothers have all the ancestral wealth. Her logic was simple.
"Once she married my father she was no longer her parents' or her brothers' responsibility. I bow to my mother and all the women and men who have left a deep impression on me."
Puri recently claimed that Bollywood is only interested in casting superstars in its films.
The East is East actor has accused the commercial Indian film industry of ignoring him.