Filmmaker Ravi Chopra died in Mumbai on Wednesday, aged 68, and celebrities and politicians like Amitabh Bachchan, Farah Khan, Madhur Bhandarkar, and Smriti Irani said his death is a huge loss to the film industry.
The 'Baghban' director had been reportedly suffering from a severe lung ailment since the last few years.
Ravi Chopra passed away at the age of 68 due to a lung ailment on Wednesday
Here's what the celebrities have to say:
Amitabh Bachchan: "T 1673 - It is the time in life when you do not make friends, but lose them .."
Farah Khan: "One of the nicest, kindest n big hearted soul in the film industry passed away today..Ravi Chopra.. May you rest in peace"
Smriti Irani: "Just heard about the sad demise of Ravi Chopra. Was blessed to work with him. A lovely soul. My condolences to his loved ones."
Kunal Kohli: "RIP Ravi Chopra. Saddened to hear about his passing away. Thoughts & wishes with the family."
Madhur Bhandarkar: "Saddened to hear about demise of Ravi Chopra-ji. Apart from being a fine filmmaker, he was also a very nice human being. Rest in Peace, Sir."
Tusshar Kapoor: "RIP Mr Ravi Chopra, deep condolences for the entire family, may his soul rest in peace!"
Divya Dutta: "I just got the news. It's certainly very sad news and a huge loss for this industry. He was one man who was full of life. For me, working with him in 'Baghban' was like a picnic. He never used to get sad or stressed over anything."
Raajpal Yadav: "He was the most lovable and humble person I have ever come across. I worked with him in 'Baabul' and before that he had given a huge hit film 'Baghban', but still he was so down to earth. He was a wonderful person but, unfortunately his health was not good. It's certainly a very sad news."
Sonu Nigam: "Saddened 2 learn of Shri Ravi Chopra's demise. Always found him to b a robust man etrmly humble. Suffered a lot though. God bless his soul."
Payal Rohatgi: "RIP #RaviChopra Sir. May God give strength to the family. A huge loss to the Indian Film Industry."
Alok Nath: "Rest in peace Mr.Ravi Chopra, i will ever be grateful to you for giving me a break in Aaj ki aawaz during my struggle time. RIP sir."