Director Kundan Shah, famous for directing the Hindi classic ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ along with many other films passed away on Friday night due to heart attack at his Mumbai residence.
His daughter confirmed the news.
Shah’s 1983 film ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’ continues to be known as a cult addition to Hindi cinema. His other notable films include ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Haan’, ‘Khamosh’ , ‘Kya Kehna’, and ‘Dil Hai Tumhara’.
Shah also earned plenty of plaudits for his TV series ‘Nukkad’ that aired on DD National. He was one of 23 artists, who announced in November 2015 that they they were returning their National Awards to the central government to protest growing religious intolerance in India.
The director made his Bollywood comeback in 1993 with Shah Rukh Khan-starrer “Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa”.
His next film was “Kya Kehna” (2000). Starring Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Chandrachur Singh, the movie became a surprise hit.
Reacting to the news, filmmaker Mahesh Bhat wrote, “A brave man Kundan Shah, who added vigour to the alternate cinema stream with movies like Jaane bhi do yaaro has left us. Adieux Kundan”
Here is how Bollywood is paying tribute to Shah;
RIP Kundan Shah…. a cult filmmaker …a solid story teller…..
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) October 7, 2017
— Subhash Ghai (@SubhashGhai1) October 7, 2017
Awful, awful news… Kundan Shah is no more. What a tragic loss for cinema, for India.
— Karan Anshuman (@krnx) October 7, 2017
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) October 7, 2017
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) October 7, 2017
RIP #KundanShah. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron & Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa will always live in our hearts. Also classic shows like Nukkad & Wagle Ki Duniya
— Rahul Nanda (@rahulnanda86) October 7, 2017