Filmmaker Raj Kaushal passed away due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning. Several industry friends and colleagues mourned his untimely demise.
Mandira Bedi with her late husband and filmmaker Raj Kaushal. File pic
Fitness enthusiast Mandira Bedi's husband, a well-known filmmaker, passed away due to cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning. As soon as the news broke on social media, Bollywood celebrities Onir, Neha Dhupia, Tisca Chopra, Gaurav Chopra, Rohit Roy, and many more, who has worked with Raj, offered expressed shock and grief over the untimely demise of Raj Kaushal.
Director Onir condoled the death of Kaushal, who had produced Onir's first film 'My Brother Nikhil'. In his tweet he wrote:
Gone too soon. We lost Film maker and Producer @rajkaushal1 this morning. Very Sad. He was one of the producers of my first film #MyBrotherNikhil. One of those few who believed in our vision and supported us. Prayers for his soul. pic.twitter.com/zAitFfYrS7— অনির Onir اونیر ओनिर he/him (@IamOnir) June 30, 2021
Neha Dhupia, who is good friends with Mandira Bedi, wrote, "Mandira , my strong strong girl, I am at a loss of words. My heart belongs to Vir and Tara [sic]"
Raj , we took this picture to create more and more memories… can’t believe you are nt with us anymore … Mandira , my strong strong girl, I am at a loss of words. My heart belongs to Vir and Tara â¤ï¸ … I’m shaken up and in shock and disbelief as I write this , RIP Raj pic.twitter.com/gC6zYQdazo— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) June 30, 2021
Raj Kaushal's funeral took place in Dadar on Wednesday morning. Friends and colleagues from the industry including Huma Qureshi, Apurva Agnihotri, Samir Soni and Ashish Chaudhary came in to pay their last respects.
Here's what other celebrities tweeted:
One of my oldest, closest friends passes by and I can’t even be there at the funeral…can’t even see him okie last time…can’t pay my respects in person…and people think an actors job is all cushy and fun! It’s the most unenviable job in the world at times… @rajkaushal1 RIPðð¼— Rohit Bose Roy (@rohitroy500) June 30, 2021
Raj Kaushal has directed films like 'Anthony Kaun Hai' (2006), 'Shaadi Ka Laddoo' (2004), 'Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi' (1999). He also had produced 'My Brother… Nikhil' (2005) apart from his film 'Shaadi Ka Laddoo' and 'Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi.' Raj Kaushal is survived by his wife Mandira and kids - Vir and Tara.
With inputs from IANS