Filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar passed away early morning today. He was 68. According to media reports, he was reportedly on dialysis and his potassium levels dropped drastically. Sarkar passed away at a hospital where he was taken at around 3 am.
Sarkar made his directorial debut with the Vidya Balan and Saif Ali Khan-starrer film ‘Parineeta.’He is also known for films like Kajol’s Helicopter Eela, Rani Mukerji’s films Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Mardaani, and Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone-starrer Lafangey Parindey.
Sarkar got the Zee Cine Award for Most Promising Director, Guild Award for Best Debut Director, IIFA Award for Best Screenplay, and Film fare Award for Best Art Direction for Parineeta.
Songwriter and actor Swanand Kirkire, superstar Ajay Devgn and Aligarh director Hansal Mehta paid their last respects to the departed soul. Many Bollywood celebrities have expressed their grief over demise of Pradeep Sarkar on social media through their post also.