Bollywood shocked by Rituparno Ghosh’s death
Reputed filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh died of a massive heart attack at a hospital in Kolkata this morning. He was just 49. Saddened by the news of his death, Bollywood celebs took the aid of twitter to pay their last respects.
Acclaimed director Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted “I m speechless and shocked to know that talented filmmaker Rituparna Ghosh has expired.”
Echoing Madhur Bhandarkar’s sentiments and remembering the pleasant time they had together, actress Divya Dutta tweeted, “Shocked to hear about Rituda! Not sinking in! Fondest memories of working with him in the Last Lear! RIP.”
Film director Onir expresses regret over Rituparno’s death. He tweeted, “His passing away will be a big loss not only to lovers of cinema and art , but a huge loss to the LGBT community.” He added, ” Last met him at the day of the National awards. He was radiant and happy like a child.”
Still not able to come in terms with Rituparno’s death, Tamil actor Arvind Swami tweets, “Saddened and shocked to hear that Rituparno Ghosh has passed away at such a young age. A great loss for Indian Cinema.”
Mourning his friend’s demise, actor Anupam Kher tweets, “Rituparno Ghosh had great sense of humour. He had a brilliant understanding of human behaviour. Will miss him and his cinema. RIP my friend.” Anupam Kher has produced his first film Bariwali, which was directed by Rituparno.
Critically acclaimed film director, producer and actor Shekhar Kapur calls Rituparno’s death a great loss to the film industry. He tweets, “Shocked by passing of Rituparno Ghosh. He was dreaming of getting into what he called his ‘next phase’. Hugely creative explorer on film.”
Rituparno started his career in advertising and his directional debut was Hirer Angti. He won the National film award for Best Director for his Bengali film Abohoman starring Jishu Sengupta, Ananya Chatterjee, Dipankar Dey and Mamata Sha.