In pictures: Marathi film stars and their Bollywood connect

In pictures: Marathi film stars and their Bollywood connect
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Laxmikant Berde was perhaps one of the best comedians in Indian cinema. In 1985, he acted in the Marathi movie 'De Dana Dan' and then alongside Ashok Saraf in 'Dhoom Dadaka'. Both these films turned out to be hits and Berde established his trademark comedy style. He followed it with a string of blockbusters like 'Hamaal De Dhamaal', 'Balache Baap Brahmachari', 'Eka Peksha Ek', 'Bhootacha Bhau' and 'Zapatlela' that catapulted him to stardom. In most films, he starred alongside Ashok Saraf and the pair is considered as one of the most successful lead actor pairs in Marathi cinema. Berde's first Bollywood film was Sooraj Barjatya's 'Maine Pyar Kiya' starring Salman Khan in 1989. Some of his other Hindi films include 'Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!', 'Saajan', 'Beta', '100 Days' and 'Anari'. . In most films, he was paired with his wife Priya Arun. He passed away in Mumbai on December 16, 2004 due to a kidney ailment

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On Laxmikant Berde's death anniversary, we look at Marathi film stars who have been part of Hindi films

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