Filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar passes away

Mar 24, 2023 KKR

National Award winning filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar passed away in Mumbai after a prolonged illness early on Friday morning. The director is noted for making sensitive and powerful films like 'Parineeta' and 'Mardaani.'

He was 67 and his funeral rites shall be performed at the Santacruz Crematorium at 4 pm. According to his friends and associates, he was rushed to a hospital last night for kidney and related ailments, but failed to survive and breathed his last early this morning.

Starting out his entertainment career with commercials and music videos in the early 1990s, Sarkar debuted as a director with 'Parineeta' (2005) starring Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan and Vidya Balan.

Over the years, he made other films like 'Laaga Chunari Me Daag' (2007), 'Lafangey Pandey' (2010), 'Mardaani' (2014), 'Helicopter Eela' (2016), and co-edited the superhit Vidhu Vinod Chopra film 'Munna Bhai MBBS' (2003).

Since 2019, Sarkar has also directed web series like 'Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala', 'Arranged Marriage', 'Forbidden Love', 'Duranga'.


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