Pradeep Sarkar, the renowned Bollywood filmmaker, passed away recently, after a prolonged illness at one of the hospitals in Mumbai. His death came as a shock to the film industry, and several Bollywood celebrities paid their last respects at his funeral, which was held in Mumbai.
Among those who attended the funeral were Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan, Rani Mukerji, and other Bollywood stars. Deepika, who has worked with Sarkar on several occasions, was seen arriving at the funeral in a somber black outfit. She looked visibly distraught as she paid her respects to the late filmmaker.
Vidya Balan, who has also worked with Sarkar on multiple projects including Parineeta, was seen at the funeral along with her husband, producer Siddharth Roy Kapur. The actress looked solemn as she bid farewell to the filmmaker, who had directed her in the critically acclaimed film ‘Parineeta’.
Rani Mukerji, who has worked with Sarkar on films like ‘Laaga Chunari Mein Daag’ and ‘Mardaani’, was also seen at the funeral. The actress, who was accompanied by her husband, filmmaker Aditya Chopra, looked emotional as she paid her last respects to the director.
Other Bollywood stars who were seen at the funeral included Deepika Padukone, Dia Mirza, and Neil Nitin Mukesh. They all looked visibly saddened by the loss of the filmmaker, who had made a significant contribution to the Hindi film industry.
Pradeep Sarkar began his career as an ad-film director and went on to make his mark in Bollywood with films like ‘Parineeta’, ‘Lafangey Parindey’, and ‘Mardaani’. He was known for his distinctive visual style and his ability to create compelling characters on screen.
Several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to express their condolences after the filmmaker’s death. Deepika Padukone, who was among the first to post a tribute, wrote, “Thank you for giving me my first opportunity and for believing in me…will always cherish the moments spent with you!”
Vidya Balan, in her tribute, wrote, “Saying goodbye to Pradeep Sarkar is incredibly difficult…his contribution to the world of cinema has been immense. He will always be remembered.”
Rani Mukerji, who had shared a close bond with the filmmaker, said in her tribute, “I have lost a dear friend and a mentor. Pradeep Sarkar was a genius filmmaker and an exceptional human being.”
So, with all said and done the funeral of Pradeep Sarkar saw several Bollywood celebrities come together to pay their last respects to the renowned filmmaker. His contribution to the Hindi film industry was immense, and his loss has left a void that will be difficult to fill. The presence of Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan, Rani Mukerji, and other stars at the funeral is a testament to the impact that Sarkar had on the lives of those who worked with him.