Legendary Comedian Jagdeep Passes Away at 81

RIP Jagdeep Bollywood thanks the veteran for decades of entertainment

Several Bollywood celebrities expressed sorrow over the demise of veteran Bollywood actor Jagdeep who breathed his last on Wednesday.

The beloved Soorma Bhopali aka Jagdeep has entered the gates of heaven, as reported by us last night. He said, "He passed away at 8: 30 pm at his residence in Bandra". To note, the superstar had shared the screen with the late actor in 1975 release Sholay wherein Jagdeep was seen playing the role of Soorma Bhopali.

Anil Kapoor tweeted, "Jagdeep Saab was one of the greatest actors of India".

"I am very, very sad". I had tears in my eyes when I saw him do that. There are some people, who can not be forgotten and he is one of them.

"He will be remembered as Soorma Bhopali because he got the language, the accent, the flavour of the character pitch-perfect". Comedy was his second successful inning. "Great talent, underused. Good bye sir".

Jagdeep was a crowd favourite for his comic timing, his ability to contort his face, and his skill at mimicking accents. The list included KA Abbas's Munna, Guru Dutt's Aar Paar, and Bimal Roy's Do Bigha Zamin among others.

Later, he would make a mark with roles in films such as Bhabhi (1957) and Barkha (1959). "He was a respected person", Jaffery said.

"I remember those times we spent together while working on films, we would talk about life, struggle, cinema, acting, the process".

"He was a "rainbow" in our sky!"

- Karan Deol (@aapkakarandeol) July 8, 2020Thank you #Jagdeep sahab for enriching our lives with laughter and happiness that will be cherished for a lifetime.

Shilpa Shetty, who recently worked with Jagdeep's grandson Meezaan in "Hungama 2", recalled her collaboration with the actor in the 2002 drama "Rishtey".

"Extremely saddened by the news of Jagdeep ji's demise".

Madhuri Dixit Nene said the actor's on-screen presence will remain "unmatched". "Thank you for the legacy, thank you for the laughs, too!" He is survived by his two sons, actor Javed Jaffrey and television director Naved Jafri.

Ashutosh Gowariker: "Paise? Aise kaise paise maang rahe ho!" Aise kaise paise maang rahe ho! from Sholay is something that he uses even today.

Jagdeep's golden patch would begin with GP Sippy's 1968 film Brahmachari, starring Shammi Kapoor. Deepest Condolences to the family, friends and millions of his fans (just like me).