Bollywood mourns 'Parineeta' director Pradeep Sarkar
He has directed only six films but touched a million hearts. Noted Bengali director Pradeep Sarkar, fondly called as 'dada', passed away at 67. Director Hansal Mehta took to Twitter to confirm the news first. Actors who have worked with him, gradually opened up their hearts to bid adieu to the director.
Kajol, who featured in Pradeep's last big-screen directorial 'Helicopter Eela', posted a sweet picture where she is seen keeping her head on the director's shoulder.
Tahir Raj Bhasin, who made his big-screen debut in Pradeep's 'Mardaani', got emotional.
He wrote on Instagram, "Woke up to the extremely sad news of passing away of Pradeep Dada. I will always remember him with eternal gratitude as the man who trusted me with Mardaani. He was a maestro whose experience and guidance gave me the confidence to act to my fullest potential in my debut film."
Neil Nitin Mukesh, who acted in 'Lafangey Parindey', wrote, "Will miss you dada. Lafangey Parindey will always remain very close to my heart. Fond Memories of us spending days and months together, to bring your vision to life, will be with me forever. God bless your soul MAN LAFANGA. My prayers with the family. #pradeepsarkar"
Apart from films, Pradeep was a celebrated name in the world of advertisements. Pradeep's last directorial was a web series, titled 'Duranga.'