Popular filmmaker Kundan Shah died in his sleep due to heart attack in Mumbai on Saturday. The man behind cult comedy, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, was 70 when he breathed his last. A family member announced his death early on Saturday. Shah suffered a massive cardiac arrest in his sleep. As the news of his death broke out, condolences are pouring out from all around the film industry. Here’s what Bollywood celebrities are tweeting:
Mahesh Bhatt: A brave man Kundan Shah, who added vigour to the alternate cinema stream with movies like 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro' has left us. Adieux Kundan.
Satish Kaushik: RIP Kundan Shah. We will be always indebted to you for 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro'. A cult classic. You gave comedy a new face. Indian cinema will miss you.
Suchitra Krishnamoorthy: I am deeply saddened by the sudden passing away of Kundan Shah. A good man. A genius filmmaker. RIP and a glorious afterlife.
Farah Khan: Saddened to hear my favourite director Kundan Shah is no more. I learnt a lot from him whilst filming 'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa'. Quiet genius he was.
Riteish Deshmukh: RIP Kundan Shah… A master storyteller no more. Condolences to the family and loved ones.
Farhan Akhtar: Saddened to learn that Kundan Shah is no more. Will never forget his genuineness, his cinematic knowledge and his unique sense of humour.
Karan Johar: RIP Kundan Shah.... a cult filmmaker ...a solid story teller.
Nandita Das: Had a few interactions with Kundan Shah, a fine human being and yes, 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro' will remain a cult film for a long time to come. RIP Kundan ji.
Raveena Tandon: Worked with him in 'Ek Se Badhkar Ek'. A true gentleman. Quiet unassuming genius of a man. You will be missed sir.
Omung Kumar: My privilege that I could work with you on a film as an art director. You will always be missed. RIP... genius Kundan Shah.
Shekhar Suman: Kundan Shah an icon, iconoclast, one of the most celebrated directors is no more. What a colossal tragedy. What an immense loss. Bon Voyage!
Madhur Bhandarkar: Shocked to know about the demise of Kundan Shahji. Will be remembered for his cult classic 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro' and his contribution to films and TV.
Hansal Mehta: 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro'... RIP Kundan Shah. Sad news.
Karan Anshuman: Awful news… Kundan Shah is no more. What a tragic loss for cinema, for India.
Vikram Bhatt: Kundan Shah, the man who gave us the unforgettable 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro' leaves us. He is gone... He lives on.
Manoj Bajpayee wrote: This is such a tragic news for all the cinema lovers.will miss you kundan sir.may you rest in peace!!
Ragini Khanna: The terrible news of sad demise of #KundanShah sir. #JaaneBhiDoYaaro will always stay with me
Arindam Sil tweeted: #JaaneBhiDoYaaro maker #KundanShah passes away. R.I.P.
Saiwyn Quadras: #KundanShah thank u for #JaaneBhiDoYaaro. Many after u have tried but no one even came close. #RIP #CultClassic
Manjot: Sad #kundanshah filmmaker passes away!!! May god bless your soul!!! Rest in peace
Shobha Sant, CEO of Bhansali Productions wrote: #KundanShah Sir will live forever in our hearts. #JaaneBhiDoYaaron remains a cult classic for fans like me.
Ashoke Pandit, member of CBFC wrote: Sad to know about the demise of one of our finest directors #KundanShah. Will miss you Sir! #JaaneBhiDoYaaron.
Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted his condolences: Sad to know that #KundanShah has passed away... Director of the iconic #JaaneBhiDoYaaro, #KabhiHaanKabhiNaa, #KyaKehna... RIP.
Meenakshi Dixit wrote: Just got this call from his residence it's devastating to hear this! #KundanShah the legendary filmmaker is no more with us. #RIPKundanShah