Rajat Mukherjee, Bollywood director passed away on Sunday morning in Jaipur. He was suffering for a long time from kidney-related issues and heart ailments. Rajat is known for films like Road, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, and Love in Nepal. Many from Bollywood mourned his demise.
Friends express their grief
Manoj Bajpayee shared the sad news on his social media. He tweeted, “My friend and director of ‘Road ‘,Rajat Mukherjee passed away in the early hours today in Jaipur after a long battle with illness!!! Rest in peace Rajat !!Still can’t believe that we will never meet or discuss our work ever again. khush reh jaha bhi reh.”
Manoj worked with Mukherjee in the thriller movie Road which released in 2002. The film also had Vivek Oberoi, Vijay Raaz and Makrand Deshpande among the cast.
Director Hansal Mehta fondly remembered his dear Rajat. Hansal said he would be missed, and reminisced their days together. He said Mukherjee was a friend from his early struggling days in Bombay. He went on saying he would miss their ‘many meals and many bottles of OldMonk consumed‘.
Anubhav Sinha also remembered the director with a warm note. He bid farewell to his friend and expressed that Rajat was gone too soon.
Actress Urmila Matondkar, who was his heroine in the film ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya’ also expressed her feelings upon hearing his demise. She recalled him as a talented and live personality who made a rare gem of a film. She wished him peace. ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya’ released in 2001 also starred Fardeen Khan and Sonali Kulkarni.
Not to mention, the crime drama TV series Ishq Kills was also directed by Mukherjee.
Rajat returned home on Saturday after his routine dialysis. Later he felt unwell and his wife called for an ambulance. According to producer Anish Ranjan, a friend of the director, Mukherjee was declared dead by the time the ambulance arrived at the hospital.
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