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Parineeta director Pradeep Sarkar dies at age of 68

Director Pradeep Sarkar dies: Filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar sadly passed away at 3:30 am on March 24. He was 68 years old. The popular filmmaker is known for directing hit films such as Parineeta, Laga Chunari Mein Daag, Mardaani and Helicopter Eela.  If reports are to be believed, He was on dialysis and his potassium levels […]

Edited By : Sakshi | Updated: Mar 24, 2023 11:11 IST
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Director Pradeep Sarkar dies: Filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar sadly passed away at 3:30 am on March 24. He was 68 years old. The popular filmmaker is known for directing hit films such as Parineeta, Laga Chunari Mein Daag, Mardaani and Helicopter Eela. 

If reports are to be believed, He was on dialysis and his potassium levels had dropped drastically. He died at the hospital, where he was taken to at 3 am. 

Celeb condole for Pradeep Sarkar 

Actress Neetu Chandra, who was very close to the director and her sister Madhuri, confirmed his death on Twitter. She wrote, “Very sad to know about our dearest director @pradeepsrkar dada. I started my career with him. He had an aesthetic talent to make his films look larger than life. From #Parineeta #lagachunrimeindaag to a no. Of movies. Dada, you will be be missed. #RestInPeace (sic).”

Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn show his condolence on Twitter and wrote, “The news of Pradeep Sarkar’s demise, ‘Dada’ to some of us is still hard to digest. My deepest condolences. My prayers are with the departed and his family. RIP Dada (sic).”

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Hansal Mehta shared a picture of the director and wrote, “Pradeep Sarkar. Dada. RIP (sic).”

Manoj Bajpayee wrote, “Ohh! That’s so shocking! Rest in peace Dada (sic)!!”

About the director

Pradeep made his directorial debut in 2005 with Parineeta. He has also directed Laaga Chunari Mein Daag (2007), Lafangey Parindey (2010), Mardaani (2014) and Helicopter Eela (2018).

He has also directed several web series such as Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala (2019), Arranged Marriage and Forbidden Love (2020) and Duranga (2022).

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First published on: Mar 24, 2023 09:24 AM IST

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