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RIP Jagdeep: Rajkumar Santoshi Remembers Casting the Late Actor in His Films and Even Considered Casting Him in His Next ‘Bad Boy’

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It’s really sad for me, a personal tragedy. I was always a huge fan of Jagdeep ji. He had worked in my father’s (PL Santoshi) film “Hum Panchhi Ek Daal Ke”. It had won a National Film Award. We were like a family because of his bond with my father. He used to call dad “Guruji”. When I made my first film (“Ghayal”) as a director, he played a part in it. But his track had to be removed because of the film’s length. He was a college professor in the film. Then I cast him in “Andaz Apna Apna”. His comic timing was amazing. Jagdeep No More: Shilpa Shetty, Madhuri Dixit and Other B-Town Celebs Mourn the Loss of the Veteran Actor

I would always think of him while casting for my films. He worked in “Lajja”, too. He was also in “China Gate”, as one of the heroes.I cast him in “Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani” too, but then again we had to remove his portions because of the film’s length. The deleted scene is there on YouTube. He played a mad scientist. I didn’t cast him in (the upcoming film) “Bad Boy”, as he was really unwell. He was a very good person. He used to talk with a lot of respect and never criticised anyone. He was not into any sort of politics, which is a rare quality. I was very fond of Jagdeep ji. He was like a devta. Jagdeep Funeral: Jaaved Jaaferi’s Father to Be Buried at a Cemetery in South Bombay

Not many people know but he could do emotional scenes very well. I hadn’t shot one with him but he could make people cry too. He was emotionally very rich. He used to love his mom a lot. For him, his mother was everything. He used to get emotional while talking about her. The last we met was around 2011 or 2012, but we stayed connected via calls and messages. I hope he rests in peace. He was a great comedian on screen and a great human being off the screen. Now we just have his memories, and his movies that will always stay with us.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 09, 2020 03:53 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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Indian 2: Kamal Haasan, Shankar Give 1 Crore Each to Families of Crew Members Who Tragically Died in the Crane Accident On Set

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In an unfortunate incident, an accident claimed the lives of three technicians on the set of director Shankar’s Indian 2 in February. The unfortunate incident left everyone saddened and the film’s lead star Kamal Haasan as well as the film’s production house condoled the incident and had promised financial aid for the families of those injured and died due to the accident. Now, the producers of the film, director Shankar and actor Kamal Haasan issued check to the families who were affected due to the accident. The film’s director, actor and producer came forward to 1 cr each to the families of four who lost their lives in the crane accident. Indian 2 Shooting Accident: 3 Die After Crane Crashes At Movie Sets; Kamal Hassan Escapes Unhurt.

For the uninitiated, the deceased were identified as Krishna and Madhu, who were assistant directors in director Shankar’s team, and also Chandran from the catering team. The freak accident happened as a crane with heavy-duty light came crashing down. Haasan was captured along with director Shankar and Lyca Productions’ heads as they recently handed over financial aid to the families of the deceased.

Kamal Haasan, Shankar Provide Financial Aid to Families of Deceased in the Crane Accident:

Taking to Twitter after the news of the accident was reported on February 26, director Shankar had tweeted saying, “It is with utmost grief, I’m tweeting. Since the tragic incident, I’ve been in a state of shock & having sleepless nights on the loss of my AD & crew. Having missed the crane by a whisker,I feel it would’ve been better if it was on me. Heartfelt condolences & prayers to the families.”Indian 2 Crane Accident: Fans Of Kamal Haasan Are Heartbroken After 3 Technicians Die On The Set – Read Tweets.

Reacting to the accident in February, Haasan had spoken about the compensation being a means to help the families monetarily and could in no way recover the loss that they had incurred. He was quoted saying, “This is not a compensation for what we have lost, its just a first-aid for the families. The permanent solution is to prevent such accidents.”

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Aug 06, 2020 07:29 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website latestly.com).

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