Veteran writer-director Sagar Sarhadi passes away; Hansal Mehta, Javed Akhtar, Jackie Shroff offer condolences


Veteran filmmaker and writer, Sagar Sarhadi, breathed his last due to a heart attack today. He was 88 years old. Sarhadi started his journey as a story writer and became an Urdu playwright before entering Bollywood with late Yash Chopra's Kabhi Kabhie in 1976. He also wrote dialogues for films like NoorieChandniSilsila and others. He made his directorial debut with the film Bazaar in 1982 starring Naseeruddin Shah, Farooq Shaikh, Smita Patil and Supriya Pathak in key roles.

Soon after the news of his demise broke, filmmaker Anubhav Sinha offered condolence and tweeted, "RIP Sagar Sarhadi. What a legacy." Hansal Mehta said, "Rest in peace Sagar Sarhadi saahab." Film producer and director Nila Madhab Panda wrote, "Sad to know that Sagar Sarhadi ji is no more. Truly a big loss for the film industry. 'Noorie', 'Kabhi Kabhie', 'Silsila', 'Chandni', 'Deewana', 'Kaho Na Pyar Hai' writer of so many gems. He also wrote and directed the iconic ' Bazaar'. My heartfelt condolences." 

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Javed Akhtar tweeted, "Sagar Sarhadi a veteran theater and film writer who wrote films like Kabhi kabhi , Noori and directed Baazaar has passed away . My heart felt condolences to the late bachelor’s nephew Ramesh Talwar ." Ashoke Pandit offered condolence and shared, "Sad to know about d demise of Sagar Sarhadi ji a well known writer,director due 2 heart attack . Some of hs well known films as writer wr #KabhieKabhie #NOORIE #chandni #DoosraAadmi #Silsila . He also wrote &directed #Bazaar . It’s a great loss to d film industry."

On Instagram, Jackie Shroff wrote, "Will Miss You......R.I.P "


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