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Popular filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar passes away at the age of 67. Filmmaker Hansal Mehta confirmed the news on Twitter. Reacting to the shocking news many Bollywood celebrities took to social media to condole his demise. Rani Mukerji who has worked with Pradeep Sarkar in Mardaani and Laaga Chunari Mein Daag also condoled his demise.

Rani Mukerji condoles Pradeep Sarkar’s demise

She said, “I’m very very shocked by the news of Dada’s passing away. I, in fact, spoke to him just the other day when I had gone to Amritsar, to the Golden Temple where he had called me telling me about my film so we had a long chat, he was insisting to do a facetime call but that day the network was not good so I was unable to video call with him. We were planning to meet this week when I got back but it is just so unexpected.

His wife (Panchali boudi) called me at 4 am when this happened, it is really sad and shocking that dada has passed away like this. Boudi had informed me that he was in remission and he was all ok. He was also shooting these last few days so I don’t know how it all transpired in just a matter of a few hours. I’m sure everybody who knows Dada will feel his loss deeply the way I’m feeling it.”

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Rani further added, “I had a great connection with him, we’ve done a lot of work together over the years, so it’s literally like losing a family member. My heart goes out to Boudi, Ronno and Raya as they were a very close-knit family and to all the people who worked in Dada’s production house and those who have been attached to him over the years. It’s going to be a great loss for them.”

So I’m really very saddened by this because I was meant to meet him soon so I feel terrible about it. You never realise how life is so unpredictable, you speak to a person and the next thing you know is that the person is not there. I will hold on to my last memory of him being so happy and excited for me as he had called me to share the feedback that he was getting for my film and me from all over“, added Rani Mukerji.

Abhishek Bachchan condoles

Abhishek Bachchan also condoled the demise of Pradeep Sarkar and wrote, ‘Terrible news to wake up to. Rest in peace Dada. Thank you for the love and for making me a small part of your life. Will miss you. #PradeepSarkar

Pradeep Sarkar is known for his films like Mardaani, Laga Chunari Mein Daag, Parineeta, Helicopter Eela and more. The director was on dialysis and his potassium levels dropped drastically. He was rushed to the hospital at 3 am and passed away there at 3 30 am. His funeral will be held at 4 pm today in Mumbai.

Also Read: Filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar passes away, Hansal Mehta confirms the news

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