‘Parineeta & ‘Mardaani’ fame director Pradeep Sarkar dies at 68


Filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar, known for hit films like Parineeta, Mardani passed away today. He was 67. As per media reports, He was rushed to to the hospital after his potassium levels dropped. Sarkar was on dialysis.

Taking to Twitter, Filmmaker Hansal Mehta shared a picture of Pradeep. He wrote, “Pradeep Sarkar. Dada. RIP.”

 Sarkar passed away at a hospital where he was taken at around 3 am. Songwriter and actor Swanand Kirkire, superstar Ajay Devgn and Aligarh director Hansal Mehta paid their last respects to the departed soul. 

Sarkar made his directorial debut with the Vidya Balan and Saif Ali Khan-starrer Parineeta. Sarkar got the Zee Cine Award for Most Promising Director, Guild Award for Best Debut Director, IIFA  Award for Best Screenplay, and Filmfare Award for Best Art Direction for Parineeta

He is also known for films like Kajol’s Helicopter Eela, Rani Mukerji’s films Laaga Chunari Mein Daag and Mardaani, and Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone-starrer Lafangey Parindey