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Ali Abbas Zafar speaks up on working with late Girish Karnad in ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’


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The whole country was saddened today (10th June) as we learnt about the demise of veteran actor Girish Karnad. While several industry people mourned the great loss, the ‘Bharat’ director Ali Abbas Zafar spoke up on his experience of working with late Girish Karnad. He said, “We will miss sir in the next film (‘Tiger 3’).”

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The multi-talented director, playwriter, actor and producer Girish Karnad passed away at the age of 81. He suffered multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and was declared dead in his Bangalore home on Monday morning. Speaking about the veteran man, an emotional Ali Abbas Zafar told In.com, “Girish Sir never allowed his spirits to sag. His enthusiasm was infectious, and his knowledge was vast,  and not just about cinema. He could converse authoritatively on any subject under the sun. I will cherish my conversations with Girish Sir. We will all miss him.” 

Girish Karnad had worked with Zafar in Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Tiger Zinda Hai‘ . Speaking about the hit franchise, Ali Abbas revealed, “Girish Sir was very fond of  Salman Bhai and Katrina during the shooting. We are all going to miss him sorely in our next  ‘Tiger’ film. When I  heard it in the morning, I was deeply saddened. He was such a gentleman, and so well-informed. This is not just a  grave loss to the cinema, theatre, and the creative arts but to the entire nation. Girish sir was  much more than an actor.”

Not just that, the director also took to his Twitter handle and shared pictures with a heartfelt post for the veteran actor.

Also Read: Girish Karnad Dead: Lesser known and interesting facts about the legendary playwright, actor, director

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