- Kundan Shah,69, died this morning
- He suffered a heart attack today
- He directed Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro
His friend and colleague Satish Shah, who played one of the principal characters in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, told PTI, "I just got to know about Shah's demise. I have reached his house. It is really sad."
Bollywood celebrities have filmmaker have paid their condolences for Kundan Shah.
Filmmaker Karan Johar tweeted and wrote: "RIP Kundan Shah.... a cult filmmaker ...a solid story teller....."
RIP Kundan Shah.... a cult filmmaker ...a solid story teller.....- Karan Johar (@karanjohar) October 7, 2017
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai tweeted and wrote: "Good bye Kundan Shah. We all FTII Official Whistling Woods shall remember u for your great films with us n in history Indian cinema."
Farhan Akhtar tweeted this:
Saddened to learn that Kundan Shah is no more. Will never forget his genuineness, his cinematic knowledge & his unique sense of humour. RIP- Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) October 7, 2017
1983's Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron was Kundan Shah's debut and featured a cast of some of Indian cinema's finest talent, from Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri to Ravi Baswani, Pankaj Kaput, Satish Shah and Neena Gupta. Mr Shah's next projects were in television - Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, Nukkad, Wagle Ki Duniya and others.
In 1993, 10 years after his debut, Kundan Shah directed Shah Rukh Khan in Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa. The cast included Suchitra Krishnamoorthy, Deepak Tijori and Ashutosh Gowariker and the film won several awards.
Kundan Shah's other film credits include Kya Kehna, starring Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan and Chandrachur Singh, Hum To Mohabbat Karega and Dil Hai Tumhara.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI)