Kundan Shah passed at the age of 69 on Friday, 6th October due to a massive heart attack. The filmmaker has left behind him a volume of iconic work including the cut classic from the 80’s Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron. Kundan Shah was also the director the very popular sitcoms – Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, Nukkad and Wagle Ki Duniya – all aired on Doordarshan in the ’80’s.

His stellar work continued in the ’90’s when presented Shah Rukh Khan in a memorable role in the film Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, which dared to show its hero as an underdog, who eventually rises above the societal pressures – all told with a light hearted vibe. Even his film with Preity Zinta, Kya Kehna was considered ahead of its time – for telling the story of a young girl who decides to have a child out of wedlock.

In fact, it is no surprise that within hours of the news, two of his most popular films are trending on Twitter – with tributes pouring in continuously.

Bollywood mourns death of Kundan ShahFrom filmmakers like Karan Johar and Farah Khan to actors like Varun Dhawan and Raveena Tandon – many from Bollywood are paying their respects and tributes to the iconic director – Kundan Shah.


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