- Taapsee starred as Chandro Tomar in 'Saand Ki Aankh'
- Chandro Tomar had tested COVID-positive recently
- "My cutest rockstar," tweeted Taapsee
Sharpshooter Chandro Tomar, who was popularly known as "Shooter Dadi", died on Friday at the age of 89. She had contracted the virus and was hospitalised due to breathing trouble. Chandro Tomar's sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar tweeted on Friday, "Mera sath chhuth gaya. Chandro kahan chali gayi." Bhummi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu, who played the sharpshooters in a 2019 film called Saand Ki Aankh, in her eulogy for Chandro Tomar, wrote tributes on Twitter. "For the inspiration you will always be... You will live on forever in all the girls you gave hope to live. My cutest rockstar May the love and peace be with you," tweeted Taapsee, who played Prakashi.
Read Taapsee Pannu's post here:
For the inspiration you will always be...— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) April 30, 2021
You will live on forever in all the girls you gave hope to live. My cutest rockstar May the and peace be with you pic.twitter.com/4823i5jyeP
Bhumi Pednekar, who played the role of Chandro Tomar shared a chunk of memories from the sets of the film and she wrote in her post: "You will be missed so much. Forever Chandro Tomar #ShooterDadi."
Prakashi Tomar announced the death of her sister-in-law by sharing this post on Twitter. Chandro Tomar began shooting when she was over 65 years old.
The film Saand Ki Aankh was based on the lives of sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar, who were arguably the oldest shooters in the country and participated in over 30 national championships. Taapsee Pannu played Prakashi Tomar while actress Bhumi Pednekar starred as Chandro Tomar in the film.
The film marked the directorial debut of Tushar Hiranandani, who is known for writing films like Ek Villain and Dishoom.Saand Ki Aankh was co-produced by Anurag Kashyap. Saand Ki Aankh received favourable reviews from critics when it opened in theatres and the lead actresses also garnered praise for their performances in the film. Taapsee Pannu had earlier described the film as the "first biggest experiment of her career."