ETimes was the first to deliver you the info about filmmaker Saawan Kumar Tak being admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. However, the producer who has given us movies like ‘Sanam Bewafa’, ‘Souten’ and ‘Sajan Bina Suhagan’ was handed away on Thursday night, regardless of medical doctors’ greatest efforts. He was 86. The Tak household is in deep sorrow.

ETimes reached out to Padmini Kohlaphure who had laboured with the producer in two movies – ‘Sajan Bina Suhagan’ when she was simply 9 years previous and ‘Souten’ whereby essayed the title position. Padmini mentioned that she is in a state of shock. Padmini added that she wished Tak’s nephew would have known her when he was unwell. “I’d have gone and met him. He had an important impression on my profession.”

Sharing an anecdote, the senior actress mentioned that when ‘Sajan Bina Suhagan’ was being shot, she was simply 9 however 5 years later when she was 14, Tak hosted a particular get-together for Padmini at Sun-N-Sand, Juhu. She mentioned, “Who does that? He handled me like his personal daughter. He jokingly advised me, ‘Abhi tum mujhe Saawan uncle bulana chhod do, abhi tum badhi hogayi ho aur mein ab bhi jawaan hoon’.”

The actress additional advised ETimes that while taking pictures for ‘Souten’, Tak gave her a vacation on Ganesh Chaturthi. “Kal mat aana, kal hum shoot toh kar rahe hain, lekin jaise ki Ganesh Chaturthi hai jo aap celeberate karti hain, aap ghar par rehna. He was a person who all the time handled an actor’s private life {and professional} life with a similar significance.”

“Saawan Ji jaise log aaj kal kaha milte hain? He was a gem,” she concluded.

ETimes stand by the Tak household in their hour of disaster. May Saawan Kumar Tak’s soul relax in peace.

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