The Showman left silently: Raj Kanwar
He helped many actors with their first step in the Hindi cinema industry. But for his last rites, not many were spotted at the Oshiwara samshan bhoomi. Filmmaker Raj Kanwar, who breathed his last on Friday morning while undergoing treatment in Singapore, was cremated on Sunday afternoon. And only a few others from the industry were seen at the ceremony.
Kanwar began his career directing plays in Delhi. He then moved to Mumbai where he worked as an assistant to directors like Raj Kumar Santoshi. His directorial debut was Deewana. Released in 1992, the film was a box office success and marked the screen debut of Shahrukh Khan. Kanwar went on to discover actors like Lara Dutta and Priyanka Chopra who he cast in his film Andaaz.
He went on to direct stars like Salman (Jeet), Ajay(Jaan), Akshay (Aandaaz, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye), Anil (Laadla, Juddai), Abhishek (Dhai Aksar Prem Ke) and many actress like Sridevi, Urmila, Twinkle, Rani, Preity, Aishwarya, Juhi, Karisma,etc.
Unfortunately, many Bollywood stars paid their condolence on twitter only and didn’t care to attend the funeral.
Following are his directorial filmography
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006)
Ab Ke Baras (2002)
Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (2000)
Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega (2000)
Daag: The Fire (1999)
Bollyguide team and its readers pay a tribute to one of the best director of Masala Entertainer !
May his soul rest in peace…