October 19, 2020

Veteran filmmaker Johnny Bakshi dies at 82, Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi pay heartfelt tributes – bollywood

Veteran producer-director Johnny Bakshi handed away on Saturday after struggling a cardiac arrest at a hospital right here. He was 82. Bakshi was admitted to Arogya Nidhi hospital in suburban Juhu on Friday morning after he complained of breathlessness. He was examined for Covid-19, which got here out unfavourable.

“He was hospitalised yesterday as a consequence of breathlessness and was placed on ventilator. The COVID-19 take a look at was performed and he examined unfavourable for it. He handed away between 1.30-2.00 am as a consequence of cardiac arrest,” Bakshi’s daughter Priya instructed PTI. The filmmaker’s final rites had been carried out on Saturday at a crematorium right here in presence of family members.

In his profession spanning over 4 a long time, Bakshi principally labored as a producer, backing movies equivalent to Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain, (1974), Raavan, (1984) and Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee (1993).  He has additionally directed two movies Daku Aur Police (1992) and Khudai (1994) starring Rajesh Khanna within the lead. 

Bakshi is survived by sons Brando, Kennedy, Bradman and daughter Priya. On Twitter, actor Anupam Kher paid tributes to the veteran filmmaker, remembering him as a person with the “most infectious laughter”. “Deeply saddened to know in regards to the demise of expensive #JohnnyBakshi. He was a really integral a part of my youth in Mumbai. As a producer, buddy, a supporter and as a motivator. He had essentially the most infectious laughter which made everyone pleased round him,” he stated.


Shabana Azmi additionally wrote, “Sorry to be taught in regards to the passing away of filmaker Johny Bakshi this morning.. Did a movie with him Vishwasghat very early in my profession. He was invested in cinema.Condolences to the family and associates.”

Filmmaker Kunal Kolhi additionally condoled Bakshi’s dying and stated he was a “candy useful particular person”. “Saddened to listen to in regards to the passing of #JohnnyBakshi sir. Met him throughout my days in #PlusChannel with @MaheshNBhatt & @amitkhanna. He was a candy useful man. All the time smiling. A part of the outdated guard of the movie Trade. RIP sir,” Kohli tweeted.

(With HT inputs)

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