Jimmy Sheirgill and host of other Bollywood celebrities attended the prayer meet of acting coach Roshan Taneja at the ISKCON Temple, Juhu, Mumbai. The acting guru passed away of prolonged illness at the age of 87. All pictures/Yogen Shah
Roshan Taneja's cremation took place at Santacruz West electric crematorium on Saturday. Acting guru had trained the bigwigs of the Hindi film industry, who proved to be versatile in their acting performance onscreen and theatres.
Roshan Taneja, who trained actors like Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Jaya Bachchan, Anil Kapoor, and Shatrughan Sinha breathed his last on Friday morning.
"My father passed away last night (Friday) at 9.30 p.m. in his sleep at home after a prolonged illness," the acting guru's son Rohit Taneja told IANS on Saturday morning. Roshan Taneja is survived by his wife Mithika Taneja and sons Rohit Taneja and Rahul Taneja.
In picture: Asrani arrives for Roshan Taneja's prayer meet at ISKCON Temple in Juhu.
Roshan Taneja, known to many as the "pioneer of method acting" in India, is held in high regard in the Hindi film industry.
In picture: Jaya Bachchan arrives for Roshan Taneja's prayer meet at ISKCON Temple in Juhu.
Bollywood celebrities such as Gufi Paintal, Raza Murad, Anil Kapoor, Ratna Pathak, Govinda, Anil George, Kanwaljit Singh and many more noted and eminent personalities attended the cremation of the "acting guru."
In picture: Veteran actor Deepak Parashar arrives for Roshan Taneja's prayer meet at ISKCON Temple in Juhu.
Roshan Taneja had been training talent since the 1960s, first at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune and later at his private school in Mumbai, the Roshan Taneja School of Acting.
Jimmy Sheirgill, Jaya Bachchan, Asrani and few other Bollywood celebrities came in to offer their condolences to acting coach Roshan Taneja at the prayer meet in ISKCON Temple Juhu, Mumbai. We have pictures