Veteran filmmaker Johnny Bakshi dies at 82, Anupam Kher and Shabana Azmi pay heartfelt tributes – bollywood

Johnny Bakshi died at 82.

Veteran producer-director Johnny Bakshi handed away on Saturday after struggling a cardiac arrest at a hospital right here. He was 82. Bakshi was admitted to Arogya Nidhi hospital in suburban Juhu on Friday morning after he complained of breathlessness. He was examined for Covid-19, which got here out destructive.

“He was hospitalised yesterday because of breathlessness and was placed on ventilator. The COVID-19 take a look at was carried out and he examined destructive for it. He handed away between 1.30-2.00 am because of cardiac arrest,” Bakshi’s daughter Priya advised PTI. The filmmaker’s final rites have been carried out on Saturday at a crematorium right here in presence of relations.

In his profession spanning over 4 a long time, Bakshi largely labored as a producer, backing movies akin to Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain, (1974), Raavan, (1984) and Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee (1993).  He has additionally directed two movies Daku Aur Police (1992) and Khudai (1994) starring Rajesh Khanna within the lead. 

Bakshi is survived by sons Brando, Kennedy, Bradman and daughter Priya. On Twitter, actor Anupam Kher paid tributes to the veteran filmmaker, remembering him as a person with the “most infectious laughter”. “Deeply saddened to know in regards to the demise of pricey #JohnnyBakshi. He was a really integral a part of my adolescence in Mumbai. As a producer, pal, a supporter and as a motivator. He had essentially the most infectious laughter which made everyone joyful round him,” he stated.


Shabana Azmi additionally wrote, “Sorry to study in regards to the passing away of filmaker Johny Bakshi this morning.. Did a movie with him Vishwasghat very early in my profession. He was invested in cinema.Condolences to the household and pals.”

Filmmaker Kunal Kolhi additionally condoled Bakshi’s demise and stated he was a “candy useful individual”. “Saddened to listen to in regards to the passing of #JohnnyBakshi sir. Met him throughout my days in #PlusChannel with @MaheshNBhatt & @amitkhanna. He was a candy useful man. All the time smiling. A part of the outdated guard of the movie Business. RIP sir,” Kohli tweeted.

(With HT inputs)

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