Mumbai: Talented actor Ravi Baswani, who won acclaim for his comic roles in films like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron and Chashme Buddoor passed away today in Shimla following a massive heart attack. He was 64.
Baswani began his innings in Hindi cinema with the immensely popular comedy Chashme Buddoor in 1981. He starred in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron which showcased his comic genius.
Filmmaker Sai Paranjpe, who launched him in Chashme Buddoor, told the Press Trust of india that Baswani had "perfect comic timing".
"I am shocked... he was an immensely talented and multi-faceted personality. His comic timing was perfect. He was a bit [of an] introvert," Paranjpe said here.
"Ravi did not get justice even though his talent was immense," she said.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted: "Sad to hear the demise of actor Ravi Baswani. The unforgettable performance in [Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Chasme Buddoor], may his soul RIP."
"Just got to know that Ravi Baswani passed away. How sad and terrible. Wonderful man. A gypsy by heart. Always happy and helpful. RIP," actor Anupam Kher said. PTI