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Road director Rajat Mukherjee passes away; Manoj Bajpayee, Anubhav Sinha expresses grief

The director, who was in his late 50s, died due to health complications in Jaipur, on Sunday

Published: 19th July 2020

Filmmaker Rajat Mukherjee, known for directing films like Pyaar Tune Kya Kiyaa, Road and Love In Nepal passed away on Sunday. 

Confirming the news on social media, actor Manoj Bajpayee said that Rajat Mukherjee was in a "long battle with illness".

"My friend and director of Road, Rajat Mukherjee passed away in the early hours today in Jaipur after a long battle with illness!!! Rest in peace Rajat! Still can't believe that we will never meet or discuss our work ever again. Khush reh jaha bhi reh (be happy wherever you are)," wrote the actor.

Manoj said he will always remember the shoot days of Road, which released in 2002. The film also stared Vivek Oberoi and Antara Mali. 

"I will always remember the shoot days of Road and how we created it while having so much fun all because of you!! Will miss you dearly my friend Rajat! RIP," he wrote.

Filmmaker Anubhav Sinha too expressed his condolences on social media and shared that Mukherjee was "dealing with multiple health situations".

"Another friend gone too soon. Director Rajat Mukherjee ('Pyar Tune Kya Kiya', 'Road'). He was dealing with multiple health situations past few months in Jaipur. Go well mate," he wrote.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta wrote on his official Twitter account: "Just got news about the passing away of a dear friend. Rajat Mukherjee director of Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya and Road was a friend from our early, early struggles in Bombay. Many meals, many bottles of Old Monk consumed. Many more to consume in another world. Will miss you dear friend."

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