While Bollywood celebrated Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia D’Souza’s wedding, noted Bollywood director, Raj Kanwar breathed his last today.
Kanwar passed away after he went through kidney transplantation in Singapore. The renowned filmmaker started his career as a director with Rishi Kapoor–Shah Rukh Khan starrer Deewana in 1992. In his career span he gave many hit films like Laadla, Daag: The Fire , Andaaz , Judaai and Humko Deewana Kar Gaye among others.
Bollywood brigade mourned the helmer’s death and tweeted their condolences on the micro-blogging site
Shah Rukh Khan: "My friend raj kanwarji passed away.The impermanence of life,makes one feel so helpless. May his soul rest in peace.Aisi Deewangi..miss u sir"
Priyanka Chopra: "Saddens me so much,my 1st director Raj Kanwar passed away..RIP Rajji..U believed in me when even I didn’t.Andaaz taught me everything I know."
Abhishek Bachchan: "Terribly saddened by the passing of Raj Kanwar. Was the 1st person to sign me after Refuggee. He made Aishwarya and my 1st film together."
Madhur Bhandarkar: "Sad to hear about director Raj Kanwar’s demise. RIP"
Kamaal R. Khan: "RIP Raj Kanwar Sahab. One of the finest director in India. We will miss you sir."
Tanuj Garg: "RIP Raj Kanwar."