ApunKaChoice.com
site  movies  celebs  music  news  showtimes  user  
Hello, Stranger Login | Sign up
ApunKaChoice » Article » Shatrughan Sinha dismayed by poor turnout at Pran’s cremation
 

Shatrughan Sinha dismayed by poor turnout at Pran’s cremation

Pranji deserved a more hefty send-off: Shatrughan Sinha
By Subhash K. Jha (IANS)
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 14:45:54 GMT
 

Shatrughan Sinha dismayed by poor turnout at Pran’s cremation Pran Saheb's Cremation
Shatrughan Sinha feels a veteran like Pran deserved a heftier send-off than was seen at the deceased actor’s cremation.

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha was dismayed to see the poor turn-out at the funeral of legendary actor Pran, the Bollywood villain audiences loved to hate.

"I saw very few people from the film industry. A man who gave 70 years of his life to the film industry deserved a much more hefty send-off," said Sinha.

Pran Kishan Sikand, popular as Pran, breathed his last at the Lilavati Hospital here late Friday evening following prolonged illness. He was 93.

His last rites were performed the next day and a handful of people like Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher, Karan Johar, Raj Babbar and Shakti Kapoor came to pay their last respects to the departed soul.

PHOTO GALLERY: Legendary actor Pran cremated; Bollywood pays last respects

Shatrughan Sinha, who cancelled his trip to Patna to attend the funeral, said: "There is no doubt Pranji was an institution. He has inspired generations of actors, including me. When I heard of his passing away, I immediately cancelled my trip to Patna to attend."

Recalling Satyajit Ray's condolence meeting at the Mehboob Studios on the doyen's death, Sinha said: "This was Satyajit Ray who brought reknown to Indian cinema and to the nation, the only Indian to win both the Oscar and the Bharat Ratna. And there was hardly anyone at the condolence meet. At Pranji's funeral on Saturday I was sadly reminded of Mr. Ray's condolence meet."

Sinha says he was influenced by Pran.

"I used to copy his hairstyle from 'Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai' during my college days in Patna. Later, I got the chance to work with Pranji in films like 'Ganga Tera Pani Amrit', 'Buniyad' and 'Vishwanath'."

"In 'Mere Apne', I paid Pranji a tribute by copying that idiosyncrasy of his from 'Jis Desh Mein Ganga Behti Hai' whereby he kept scratching his neck," he said.

"Pranji did almost 400 films. Indian cinema is a 100 years old, and he was there for 70 of those 100 years. Very few can equal that record. I'd say Pranji was a true achiever and a source of inspiration for generations of actors."
I’m not stubborn, arrogant like RK: Vivian D'Sena
 
Sneak peek: Sunny Leone’s glam look in new film ‘Jackpot’
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Shatrughan Sinha says Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia should be left alone
Shatrughan Sinha says Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia should be left alone
Photos: Salman Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Dharmendra, Hema Malini at Narendra Modi oath ceremony
Photos: Salman Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Dharmendra, Hema Malini at Narendra Modi oath ceremony
Shatrughan Sinha hospitalized for routine check-up
Shatrughan Sinha hospitalized for routine check-up
Poll fever grips Sridevi, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Khanna
Poll fever grips Sridevi, Hema Malini, Shatrughan Sinha, Vinod Khanna
Tags :
,
comments powered by Disqus


 
Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Poonam Pandey | Sherlyn Chopra | Alia Bhatt | New Hindi Movies

Photo Galleries 

Movie Snippets: Fawad Khan is new 'eyecandy', Varun Dhawan enjoys pizza

Style Check: Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Katrina Kaif among best-dressed of the week

Fan photos: Shahrukh and 'Happy New Year' team enthrall Houston with first 'SLAM! The Tour' concert

Aishwarya Rai, Freida Pinto wow in L'Oréal Paris ad with Hollywood beauties

Must Watch: Hot Deepika Padukone is screen scorcher in 'Happy New Year' song 'Lovely'

Tamannaah sets the ramp ablaze!

Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar watch ‘Khoobsurat’

Farhan Akhtar launches Coke Zero
Wallpapers 

Daawat-e-ishq Wallpapers

Khoobsurat Wallpapers

Happy New Year Wallpapers

Creature 3d Wallpapers

Finding Fanny Wallpapers

Akshay Kumar Wallpapers
Hot Celebrities 

Mallika Sherawat

Esha Gupta

Akshay Kumar
New Movies 

Khoobsurat

Daawat-e-ishq

The Maze Runner
Videos 

Hrithik Roshan, Katrina Kaif sizzle together in song 'Meherbaan'

'Finding Fanny' song 'Shake Your Bootiya'

Sonam Kapoor grooving to the party anthem ‘Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai’

Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif wow in ‘Bang Bang’ song video 'Tu Meri'

Shahid Kapoor in the 'Haider' song ‘Bismil’

‘Raja Natwarlal’ song ‘Namak Paare’ featuring Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick


Copyright © ApunKaChoice.com
ApunKaChoice.com : Latest Bollywood News, Bollywood Movies Reviews, Bollywood Wallpapers
privacy policy
Partner Sites : Sports - CricketZone - IndiaExpress.com [ Mobiles Festivals Bikes Cars ] - CardWeaver

photo gallery - new movies - celebs - wallpapers - the celeb A-Z - News & Gossip - Music - Video - Hot Topics
Anushka Sharma - Katrina Kaif - Kareena Kapoor - Priyanka Chopra - Deepika Padukone - Sonakshi Sinha - Aishwarya Rai - Poonam Pandey - Sherlyn Chopra
Salman Khan ( Bigg Boss 6 ) - Shahrukh Khan - Shahid Kapoor - Hrithik Roshan - Aamir Khan - Ranbir Kapoor