Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro director Kundan Shah dies of heart attack, B-Town mourns his death
Mumbai: Filmmaker Kundan Shah died of a heart attack on Saturday morning at his Mumbai residence. He was 69 years old. Kundan Shah is best known for the cult classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, which also marked his directorial debut, in 1983.
The film, featuring Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Shah, Satish Kaushik, Bhakti Barve and Neena Gupta, received a poor response at the box office, but went on to achieve cult status.
He won a National Award for the same. He also helmed films like Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993), Kya Kehna (2000) and Dil Hai Tumhara (2002).
“I just got to know about Shah ‘s demise. I have reached his house. It is really sad,” Satish Shah , who played one of the principal characters in ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’,” told a news agency.
Shah also made his mark on the small screen by directing television shows like Nukkad (1986) and Wagle Ki Duniya (1988).
Many B-Town celebs including Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar and Manoj Bajpayee took to Twitter to mourn the director’s death.
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