Bollywood Producer Raj Kanwar dies in Singapore

The latest Bollywood news states that the filmmaker Raj Kanwar, who first introduced actors like Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra, passed away today due to kidney ailment in Singapore.

Moreover, the director-producer made tremendous movies such as Deewana, Laadla, Jeet, Daag: The Fire, Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke and Andaaz. His last Bollywood film was launched in 2010 nemaed, ‘Saadiyaan’, where he introduced Shatrughan Sinha’s son Luv.

Shah Rukh, who started his career with Kanwar’s 1992 film Deewana led the tribute to the director on Twitter.

Meanwhile, King Khan Shahrukh Khan posted on Twitter, “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.”

On the other hand, talking to media, filmmaker Anubhav Sinha said, “I got to know that he was in Singapore for a kidney transplant..he was undergoing treatment for kidney ailment there.”

In addition to this, the top Bollywood actresses Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta, who started their career in 2003 with film Andaaz opposite Akshay Kumar, also paid tribute to the director.

Actress Priyanka Chopra posted on Twitter, “Saddens me so much, my first director Raj Kanwar passed away..RIP Rajji..You believed in me when even I didn’t. Andaaz taught me everything I know.”

While, Lara Dutta tweeted, “RIP Raj ji. Friend, director and guide. Bid goodbye with a very heavy heart! We lost a kind, gentle, positive man.”

Akshay Kumar paid tribute to the director and said, “Deeply saddened to know, Raj Kanwar, one of our finest directors passed away. He’d directed two of my personal favourite films of my career, Andaaz & Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye. My thoughts & prayers with his family. RIP.”

Bollywood Director Madhur Bhandarkar said, “Sad to hear about director Raj Kanwar’s demise. RIP.”

Abhishek Bachchan said, “Terribly saddened by the passing of Raj Kanwar. Was the first person to sign me after Refuggee. He made Aishwarya and my 1st film together. Dhai Akshar Prem Ke. Was a lovely man, always happy, smiling and joking. Have wonderful wonderful memories of him. Now no more. Thank you so much Raj ji for the memories. I will miss you.”

“Just heard the saddest news of Raj Kanwar’s demise, had the opportunity of interacting with him. Pray for his soul and strength to family,” Arjun Rampal said.

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