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Friday, March 24, 2023

Film Director Pradeep Sarkar Passes Away

 Bollywood's Bengali director Pradeep Sarkar passed away at the age of 67. Director Hansal Mehta shared the news on Twitter on Friday morning. "Pradip Sarkar, dada, may your soul rest in peace," he wrote. In 2005, Pradeep came to the directorship with the film 'Parineeta'. In 2007, 'Laga Chunri Mein Daag' touched the hearts of the audience. After that, Pradeep also responded in films like 'Lafange Parinde' (2010) and 'Mardaani' (2014).

Pradeep was hospitalized due to illness. The director died at 3:30 am on Friday. The relative said that the director was suffering from physical problems for a long time. He has undergone kidney dialysis. Despite that, blood potassium levels were dropping at a massive rate. He was being treated in that condition. But the last defense did not happen. He will be cremated in Santa Cruz on Friday at 4 pm.

Though a Bengali director, Pradeep mainly worked in Mumbai. Cinemapara is saddened by his death. After Hanasal Mehta, actors Ajay Devgan and Manoj Bajpayee also gave condolences. According to all of them, it is hard to believe that this could happen. Pradeep's career started from the world of advertising. He came into the limelight by making videos for songs like 'Dhoom Pichak Dhoom', 'Mayeri' and Shubha Mudgal's 'Ab Ke Sawan'. 'Helicopter Ella' (2018) was his last film.

Pradeep's every film was a success despite doing less number of films. Pradeep started working in movies with Rajkumar Hirani in the nineties. Credited as co-editor of 'Munnabhai MBBS'. His directorial debut Parineeta starred Vidya Balan, Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt. Pradeep next directed 'Laga Chunari Mein Daag' starring Rani Mukhopadhyay, Konkana Sensharma, Jaya Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan. Rani was also in 'Mardani'. Kajol was acting in the last film 'Helicopter Ella'. Young Bengali actor Riddhi Sen was also there. Pradeep also contributed to the OT work. Recently made the 'Duranga' series. In October 2022, actress Kangana Ranaut announced that she will play the titular role in Pradeep's next film 'Naati Binodini'.

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