Legendary filmmaker Johnny Bakshi Passes Away in Mumbai

Producer-Director Johnny Bakshi passes away in Mumbai on Saturday. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and also tested positive for COVID-19.

Veteran filmmaker Johnny Bakshi passed away on Saturday in a hospital in Mumbai. The director-producer had backed several films including Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain (1974), Vishwasghaat (1977), Raavan (1984), Mera Dost Mera Dushman (1984), Bhairavi (1996), and Kajraare (2010).

Producer Amit Khanna, a close friend of Johnny Bakshi confirmed the news of his demise to Indian Express and said: “Johnny was taken to the hospital as he complained of breathlessness. He was diagnosed with pneumonia and was also tested for COVID-19. But early morning today, even before his reports could come in, he passed away.”

Johnny Bakshi is also credited for directing Rajesh Khanna starrer Khudai. He also acted in popular films like Haar Jeet (1990) and Papa Kehte Hain (1996). A well-known member of the Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association (IMPPA), Bakshi had worked with several famous filmmakers and actors in his career.

Filmmaker Kunal Kohli mourned the demise of the producer and wrote, “Saddened to hear about the passing of JohnnyBakshi sir. Met him during my days in #PlusChannel with @MaheshNBhatt & @amitkhanna. He was a sweet helpful man. Always smiling. Part of the old guard of the Film Industry. RIP sir.”

Actor Anupam Kher also took to his Twitter to condole the producer’s demise. He wrote, “Deeply saddened to know about the demise of dear Johnny Bakshi. He was a very integral part of my early life in Mumbai. As a producer, friend, a supporter, and as a motivator. He had the most infectious laughter which made everybody happy around him. अलविदा मेरे दोस्त ।ओम शांति


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