News|February 4, 2012 12:18 pm

Bollywood mourns death of filmmaker Raj Kanwar

“Gentleman”, “humble” and “ever smiling” is how Bollywood celebs remembered Raj Kanwar, who died Friday in Singapore after suffering a kidney ailment.

Bollywood took to twitter to express their condolences:

Priyanka Chopra: 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.

Abhishek Bachchan: Terribly saddened by the passing of Raj Kanwar. Was the 1st person to sign me after ‘Refugee’. 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 Rajji for the memories. I will miss you.

Madhur Bhandarkar: Sad to hear about director Raj Kanwar’s demise. RIP

Lara Dutta: R.I.P. Rajji. Friend, director and guide. Bid goodbye with a very heavy heart!. We lost a kind, gentle, positive man.

Arjun Rampal: Just heard the saddest news of Mr. Raj Kanwar’s demise, had the opportunity of interacting with him. Pray for his soul and strength to family.

Akshay Kumar: Deeply saddened to know, Raj Kanwar, one of our finest directors passed away. He’d directed two of my personal favourite films of my career, ‘Andaaz’ & ‘Humko Deewana Kar Gaye’. My thoughts & prayers with his family. RIP.

Anubhav Sinha: Just heard of the demise of a Bollywood director. Someone please deny.

Shreya Ghoshal: Just saw tweets abt Raj Kanwarji’s untimely demise… R.I.P. Had worked with him only once. He was such a gentle, humble man. Saddened.

Shaan: Just yesterday heard of Anil Mohile succumbing to heart failure… And now Raj Kanwar is no more… both such warm, humble, talented greats..

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