Bollywood mourns the passing away of legendary Raj Kumar Barjatya, father of filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya.
Actors like Madhuri Dixit Nene, Swara Bhaskar, Anupam Kher and many more expressed their grief and shock over the demise of legendary producer Raj Kumar Barjatya.
Filmmaker Raj Kumar Barjatya, father of filmmaker Sooraj Barjatya, died in Mumbai on Thursday. The official handle of Rajshri Productions issued a statement. It read, “It is with profound grief that we mourn the loss of Raj Kumar Barjatya, father of Sooraj Barjatya. May his soul Rest in peace”
Madhuri Dixit Nene took to her social media and expressed her grief. She wrote, “A warm soul and a person I’d always look up to. Deeply saddened by the demise of #RajKumarBarjatya ji…Thank you for inspiring and guiding me through my journey. Condolences to @SoorajBarjatya and family. Hope you’ll find the strength to grieve this loss”
Actress Swara Bhaskar tweeted, “RIP #RajkumarBarjatya sir. You were the kindest, sweetest, most generous souls & most wonderful people I’ve ever met. I will never forget interactions I was blessed to have with u & ur enthusiastic encouragement of a young actor. Deep condolences 2 @rajshri family A loss 4 us all”
Actor Anupam Kher, who has worked extensively with Rajshri productions house, wrote, “Deeply saddened to know about the demise of #RajKumarBarjatya ji. Had known him since my 1st film #Saaransh. Most humble & amazingly knowledgable human being. Had a childlike curiosity. I loved speaking to him for hours about goodness. He practiced it. Will miss him. #OmShanti”
Raj Kumar Barjatya produced films like Hum Aapke Hain Koun…!, Hum Saath-Saath Hain, Vivaah and Prem Ratan Dhan Payo under the Rajshri Productions banner. All the aforementioned films were directed by his son Sooraj Barjatya.