Bollywood star Rani Mukerji, who had collaborated with filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar on Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Mardaani, stated the director’s demise this morning got here as a shock as that they had deliberate to satisfy quickly.
Sarkar, finest recognized for guiding 2005 characteristic movie Parineeta, died at Lilavati hospital in suburban Bandra right here, his spouse Panchali instructed PTI. He was 67.
Mukerji, who labored with the director on Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Mardaani, stated she interacted with Sarkar a few days in the past when he known as to congratulate the actor for her newest film Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway.
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“I’m very very shocked by the information of Dada’s passing away. I, in reality, spoke to him simply the opposite day after I had gone to Amritsar, to the Golden Temple the place he had known as me telling me about my movie so we had a lengthy chat, he was insisting to do a facetime name however that day the community was not good so I used to be unable to video name with him.
“We have been planning to satisfy this week after I acquired again however it’s simply so surprising. His spouse (Panchali boudi) known as me at 4 am when this occurred, it’s actually unhappy and surprising that dada has handed away like this,” the 45-year-old actor stated in a assertion.
Mukerji stated Sarkar’s demise is a nice loss to his family in addition to the movie business.
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“He was additionally capturing these previous couple of days so I do not know the way it all transpired in simply a matter of a few hours. I’m certain everyone who is aware of Dada will really feel his loss deeply the best way I’m feeling it. I had a nice reference to him, we have executed a lot of work collectively through the years, so it is actually like losing a family member.
“My coronary heart goes out to Boudi, Ronno and Raya as they have been a very close-knit family and to all of the individuals who labored in Dada’s manufacturing home and those that have been hooked up to him through the years. It’s going to be a nice loss for them,” she added.
Mukerji stated she is saddened that she couldn’t meet the director earlier than his demise.
“So I’m actually very saddened by this as a result of I used to be meant to satisfy him quickly so I really feel horrible about it. You by no means realise how life is so unpredictable, you converse to a particular person and the following factor is that the particular person is just not there.
“I’ll maintain on to my final reminiscence of him being so completely satisfied and excited for me as he had known as me to share the suggestions that he was getting for my movie and me from throughout,” she stated.
Actor Tahir Raj Bhasin, who acquired his huge break with Sarkar’s 2014 film Mardaani, stated he’ll at all times stay grateful to the late filmmaker.
“I’ll at all times keep in mind him with everlasting gratitude as the person who trusted me with ‘Mardaani’. He was a maestro whose expertise and steerage gave me the arrogance to behave to my fullest potential in my debut movie,” the actor stated in a assertion.
Bhasin, 35, stated Sarkar was like a mentor to him and gave him confidence to provide you with his efficiency for the position of antagonist Karan “Walt” Rastogi within the film.
“He was a visionary par excellence, forward of his time. He lives on within the movies he created. May he relaxation in peace,” he added.