Veteran actor Chandrashekhar passed away on Wednesday at the age of 98. He was suffering from age-related ailments.
In a career spanning from the forties to the early 2000s, Chandrashekhar worked in over 250 films and television shows. Best The actor is often recalled for his role of Sumantra in Ramanand Sagar’s popular serial “Ramayan”, and his other notable performances include roles in films like “Surang”, “Cha Cha Cha”, “Kaali Topi Laal Rumaal” and “Basant Bahaar” among others.
Apart from being active as an actor, Chandrashekhar had written, directed and produced two self-starring projects — “Street Singer” and “Cha Cha Cha”. He had also worked as Gulzar’s assistant director in films like “Parichay”, “Koshish”, “Khushboo”, “Achanak”, “Aandhi”, “Mausam”.
Chandrashekhar had also served various film bodies in administrative capacities. He was President of Cine Artistes Association (CINTAA) from 1985 to 1996, and at various points in his career had served as President of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), Vice-President of Indian Film Directors Association, and a member of Indian Motion Pictures Producers Association (IMPPA).
Mourning his demise, Arun Govil, who played Ram in “Ramayan”, tweeted in Hindi: “Shri Chandrashekhar ji, who played the character of Mahamantri Sumantra in Ramayana, has passed away today. I pray for his peace and salvation to Ram ji. Sir, you will be missed a lot.”
“@DirectorsIFTDA mourns the demise of Veteran Actor #Chandrashekhar. We pray to the Almighty to bless his noble soul and give courage to his bereaved family to bear the irreplaceable loss,” posted Indian Film and TV Directors’ Association.
“Our dear Chandrashekhar sahab who we have seen in umpteen number of films has passed away, a veteran and a very humble human. Condolences to the family, may the almighty give them strength and patience to bear this irreplaceable loss #chandrashekharsahab #ripchandrashekhar,” tweeted Naved Jafri.
“Veteran actor #Chandrashekhar ji passed away this morning… An accomplished actor, the veteran had produced and directed movies too, besides being an integral part of film industry associations for several years… Om Shanti,” shared trade analyst Taran Adarsh.
The late actor’s last rites will be performed at Pawan Hans Crematorium, Juhu, around 4 pm on Wednesday.
Did Ranbir Kapoor Cut Down His Fees By 50 Per cent For Animal?
Ranbir Kapoor will be seen next in Animal, which is directed by Sandeep Reddy Vanga. The film also stars Anil Kapoor, Bobby Deol, Rashmika Mandanna, and Tripti Dimri.
A recent report in Pinkvilla states that the Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani actor has reduced his acting fees for Animal by 50 per cent. Ranbir’s current market value is around Rs 70 crore per film. The actor’s decision was to support the producers of Animal, Bhushan Kumar and Sandeep Reddy Vanga.
The sources added that Kapoor is charging a fee of Rs 30-35 crores for Animal. He will reportedly have a share of the profits if money is made on the film. “The amount of fees reduced by the actor has been spent on improving the production value of his gangster-drama,” added the source.
A few days ago, on Ranbir’s birthday, the teaser of Animal was unveiled, and it revolves around a troubled father-son relationship. The film is scheduled to release on December 1, 2023.
On the work front, Ranbir was last seen in Luv Ranjan’s Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar, which starred Shraddha Kapoor in the lead alongside Dimple Kapadia, Anubhav Singh Bassi Inayat Verma, Hasleen Kaur, and Boney Kapoor, among others.
Salman Khan Thanks Fans For Loving Tiger 3 Teaser; Says He Is ‘Really Proud’ Of The Franchise
A few days ago, Salman Khan released the first video of Tiger Ka Message from his much-anticipated film, Tiger 3, which also stars Katrina Kaif in the lead. It has been getting immense love from audiences worldwide.
Reacting to the response by his fans, Salman said that he is ‘really proud’ of the Tiger franchise. “Tiger has gotten unanimous love and support from not only my fans but also from the audience across the world for over 10 years now! I’m really humbled that my character has resonated with so many people globally,” added the actor.
He added that when he started discussing the marketing plan for Tiger 3, he thought, “Why don’t they do a hat-tip to the nostalgia that this franchise holds in the hearts of the people? Tiger Ka Message is just that. If you see the video, it is mixed with footage from the past two films, Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai. It talks about how Tiger has given his all for India and even risked his life and his family for his country,” said Khan.
Salman said that it was deliberately done to tell people what Tiger, the character, and the franchise stand for, as Tiger is a selfless agent, and he is really happy that people have given the teaser so much love. “I can’t wait to show you the trailer now,” he concluded.
Directed by Maneesh Sharma, Tiger 3 is slated to release in cinemas in November 2023.
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The makers of the upcoming action thriller film, ‘Ganapath: A Hero is Born,’ unveiled its teaser on Friday. This highly-anticipated movie stars Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon in leading roles, with direction by Vikas Bahl and a special appearance by Amitabh Bachchan. ‘Ganapath – A Hero Is Born’ promises to deliver a visual spectacle, seamlessly merging intense action sequences with an enchanting musical score that guarantees to take the audience on an epic journey. At its core, the film revolves around the ascent of a fighter as he embarks on a quest to uncover his destiny in an uncharted realm.
Producer Jackky Bhagnani shares his excitement about the project, stating, “We are thrilled to showcase one of our most ambitious project. ‘Ganapath – A Hero Is Born.’ This film has been crafted with immense passion and a unique vision. It ventures into uncharted territory and holds many surprises in store for the audience.”
Moviegoers can mark their calendars as ‘Ganapath – A Hero Is Born’ is scheduled to hit theaters on October 20. Presented by Pooja Entertainment in collaboration with Good Co, the film is produced by Vashu Bhagnani, Jackky Bhagnani, Deepshikha Deshmukh, and Vikas Bahl. It is set for a worldwide release in multiple languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.
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