Rajat Mukherjee, director of ‘Road’ and ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, lifeless

Mumbai, July 19

Filmmaker Rajat Mukherjee, finest recognized for steering Manoj Bajpayee-starrer “Road” and romantic thriller “Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya”, handed away attributable to kidney illnesses within the wee hours of Sunday. He was in his late 50s. 

 Producer Anish Ranjan, a detailed pal of Mukherjee’s, mentioned the director breathed his final in Jaipur, the place he had gone to be along with his household for Holi however acquired caught when the coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown was introduced.

Ranjan mentioned the director had developed respiration points over a month in the past and had gone to get a COVID-19 take a look at accomplished, when the docs realised that his “sodium potassium levels” had been imbalanced.

“He had kidney and coronary heart points as nicely. About 12-15 days in the past, one kidney was eliminated. He was on dialysis and had come again to his home. On Saturday, he went for dialysis and returned round eight pm.

“His wife, who was taking care of him, realised something was amiss. By the time the ambulance arrived and he was taken to a nearby hospital, he was declared dead,” Ranjan informed PTI. 

Other associates of the director, together with Bajpayee, filmmakers Anubhav Sinha, Hansal Mehta and actor Urmila Matondkar paid their tributes to the late director. 

Bajpayee recalled filming the 2002 thriller “Road” with Mukherjee and mentioned his passing was surprising. 

“I will always remember the shoot days of ‘Road’ and how we created it while having so much fun all because of you! Will miss you dearly my friend Rajat… Still can’t believe that we will never meet or discuss our work ever again. Be happy, wherever you are,” Bajpayee wrote on Twitter. 

Matondkar, who labored with Mukherjee in “Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya” in 2001, mentioned she was saddened to listen to about his demise. 

“A talented and live wire personality who made this rare gem of a Film. Deepest condolences to his family. Rest in peace dear friend,” she wrote on the microblogging web site. 

Mehta mentioned Mukherjee was one in every of his oldest associates from his struggling days. 

“Rajat Mukherjee, director of ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya’ and ‘Road’ was a friend from our early, early struggles in Bombay. Many meals, many bottles of Old Monk consumed. Many more to consume in another world. Will miss you dear friend,” the “Aligarh” director wrote. 

Sinha mentioned that in Mukherjee’s dying, he had misplaced a pal. 

“Another friend gone too soon. Director Rajat Mukherjee. He was dealing with multiple health situations past few months in Jaipur. Go well mate,” he added. 

Mukherjee is survived by spouse, mom and brother. PTI

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