|Raj Kanwar held a special place in the hearts of many celebrities in Bollywood. He died on Friday in Singapore at the age of 50.
Within minutes of the news of his passing away, Bollywood stars tweeted their tributes to Raj Kanwar, the man who directed the likes of Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and many more stars in his long career as writer, director and producer.
Here’s how Bollywood has been offering condolences on the demise of Raj Kanwar.
Shahrukh Khan: My friend raj kanwarji passed away.The impermanence of life,makes one feel so helpless. May his soul rest in peace. Aisi Deewangi..miss u sir
Abhishek Bachchan: Terribly saddened by the passing of Raj Kanwar. Was the 1st person to sign me after Refuggee. He made Aishwarya and my 1st film together. Dhai Akshar Prem Ke. Was a lovely man, always happy, smiling and joking. Have wonderful wonderful memories of him. Now no more. Thank you so much Raj ji for the memories. I will miss you.
Akshay Kumar: Deeply saddened to know, Raj Kanwar, one of our finest directors passed away. He'd directed two of my personal favourite films of my career, Andaaz & Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye. My thoughts & prayers with his family. RIP.
Lara Dutta: R.I.P. Raj ji. Friend,director and guide.Bid goodbye with a very heavy heart! :-(. We lost a kind, gentle, positive man.
Vivek Oberoi: RIP Raj Kanwarji...a talented director who gave us wonderful films. You will be greatly missed
Arjun Rampal: Just heard the saddest news of Mr Raj Kanwar's demise, had the opportunity of interacting with him.Pray for his soul and strength to family.
Dia Mirza: Saddened by the news of Rajji's untimely passing... Interacted with him a few times, a kind, gentle man. God give his family strength.
Priyanka Chopra: Saddens me so much,my 1st director Raj Kanwar passed away..RIP Rajji..U believed in me when even I didn't. Andaaz taught me everything I know. I'll miss u Rajji..had just met him at my trial for don 2..he always encouraged me..till date
Kunal Kohli: Just heard the sad news about Raj Kanwar. RIP
Madhur Bhandarkar: Sad to hear about director Raj Kanwar's demise. RIP
Anubhav Shukla: Just heard of the demise of a Bollywood Director. Someone please deny..