Ravi Chopra's death a huge loss, say celebrities

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.

Photos: Bollywood celebs at Ravi Chopra's prayer meet

Ravi Chopra
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."

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