Filmmaker Raj Kaushal, who made films corresponding to Pyaar Mein Kabhie Kabhie (1999), Shaadi Ka Ladoo (2004) and Anthony Kaun Hai (2006), died on Wednesday morning after a coronary heart assault.
Kaushal was 49. He’s survived by his spouse, actor and TV presenter Mandira Bedi and two kids.
His final rites had been held on the Shivaji Floor crematorium. Amongst those that attended the funeral had been actors Rohit Roy, Ashish Chaudhari and Samir Soni.
Kaushal entered the Hindi movie business with a background in advert copywriting and shortly labored as an assistant director with Subhash Ghai and Mukul Anand on movies. Within the meantime, he additionally arrange his manufacturing enterprise and went on to supply and direct lots of of advert movies with manufacturers corresponding to Nestle, Surf and Hero Honda.
Kaushal additionally produced My Brother…Nikhil (2005) directed by his shut good friend Onir. The movie was one of many first mainstream movies in India to speak about AIDS and HIV and was primarily based on the lifetime of Dominic D’Souza — an Indian homosexual rights activist primarily based in Goa.
Onir took to Twitter to mourn the passing of Kaushal. “Gone too quickly… A type of few who believed in our imaginative and prescient and supported us. Prayers for his soul.”