Veteran filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar passed away early today morning at the age of 67. He was reportedly on dialysis. His condition deteriorated around 3 am and he was rushed to a hospital, where he took his last breath.
Parineeta filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar dies at 67
The news about his death was shared by filmmaker Hansal Mehta on Twitter. He shared a photo of the late filmmaker and wrote: “Pradeep Sarkar. dad. BREAKING.” Quote tweeting the tweet, actor Manoj Bajpayee wrote: “Ohh! That’s so shocking! Rest in peace daddy!!”
Pradeep Sarkar. dad. RIP. pic.twitter.com/htxK4PiTLN
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) March 24, 2023
Sarkar made his Bollywood debut with the acclaimed and successful parineeta in 2005. The film saw the release of Vidya Balan, while it also starred Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt. It was based on the novel of the same name by author Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay.
The rest of the films directed by Sarkar include Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Lafangey Parindey, mardaani and Eela Helicopter. In recent years, Sarkar has also ventured into web series territory with shows like Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala, Arranged Marriage, Forbidden Love and Duranga.
Last year there was news about Sarkar directing a movie based on actress Priya Rajvansh for which Jacqueline Fernandez was signed.
Sarkar’s last rites will be performed today in Santacruz, Mumbai at 4pm.
Also Read: Jacqueline Fernandez to Play Priya Rajvansh in Director Pradeep Sarkar’s Upcoming Film
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