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Heart Attack Cuts Short Sudhakar Bokade Comeback

Indian producer was set to shoot this month

HONG KONG — Indian film producer Sudhakar Bokade died on Sunday (July 7) of a heart attack, having been admitted to hospital a day earlier.

Best known for 1990s hits “Saajan” (with stars Madhuri Dixit, Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt) and “Prahaar” through his Divya Films International, Bokade was busily readying a comeback after a decade-long absence from the movies.

He was in preparation for a new film to shoot this month in Fiji and Malaysia starring Rajeev Khandelwal and to be directed by Kajal Naskar.

Anupam Kher tweeted: “Shocked & Saddened to know about sudden Death of my producer Sudhakar Bokade. We were to start shooting from 13th. He was a Good man. RIP.” Actress Nisha Aggarwal added “Extremely shocked n saddend 2 hear abt d sudden death of my producer Mr.Sudhakar Bokade! We were 2 start shooting on the 17th. R.I.P”

Bokade’s “Saajan” was also set to be remade by the original’s director Lawrence D’Souza.
(With input from Bollywood Life.)

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