Famous Bollywood Film director, writer and producer Raj Kanwar has passed away. Some of his famous films have been Deewana, Laadla and Judaai. He died today (3 Feb 2012) after undergoing a kidney transplant in Singapore. Raj Kanwar has been a diabetes patient and has been admitted to hospital on earlier occasions as well. He was the director as well as a writer. As a director he directed movies like Deewana, Judaai, Laadla, Daag – The fire, Jeet, Badal, Faraz. And as a writer, he has written Humko Deewana Kar Gaye, Andaaz, Itihaas, Daag – The Fire, Jeet etc. He has been a producer to a lot of these movies as well. Raj Kanwar has reportedly launched famous bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra in Andaaz for the first time. He happened to be the first director for Priyanka as well as Shah Rukh Khan. Both of them are incidently to be the first ones to react to this sad news.
Film director Raj Kanwar Passed Away – Bollywood Mourns
As soon as the news about Raj Kanwar’s death broke out, whole of bollywood stars have been sending and tweeting condolescence messages. Priyanka Chopra tweeted;
Saddens me so much,my 1st director Raj Kanwar passed away..RIP Rajji..U believed in me when even I didn’t.Andaaz taught me everything I know
Shah Rukh Khan who has acted in his film Deewan has tweeted;
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
Abhishek Bachchan tweeted from his twitter handle juniorbachchan;
Terribly saddened by the passing of Raj Kanwar. Was the 1st 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.
Vivek Oberoi tweeted;
All sad because of the loss Raj Kanwar… Please RT to Show love to him forever
Neil Nitin Mukesh;
All sad because of the loss Raj Kanwar… Please RT to Show love to him forever.
Lara Dutta Bhupthi
R.I.P. Raj ji. Friend,director and guide.Bid goodbye with a very heavy heart! . We lost a kind, gentle, positive man.
Profile and Biography – Raj Kanwar
Here is the brief biography and profile of the great director, writer and producer – Raj Kanwar.
Raj Kanwar is a Bollywood film director, writer and film producer based in Mumbai, India.Raj Kanwar began his career as an assistant to Shekhar Kapoor and was part of the making of Mr. India and Joshilay. He was them man behind bringing Shah Rukh Khan into movies in his first film Deewana. He is known to launch many new faces in Bollywood like Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra, Shah Rukh Khan and Arya Babbar. A man who has an enviable track record for delivering hits like Deewana, Jaan, Jeet, Judai, Daag-The Fire and Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, all have made box-office history. His repertoire includes Laadla with a remarkable performance by Sridevi. He is known for his perfection and excellent story line
RIP film director Raj Kanwar.
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