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Amitabh, Madhuri, Juhi and others mourn the demise of makeup artist Pandhari Juker

Pandhari Juker worked with legendary filmmakers like B.R. Chopra, Kamal Amrohi, Tarun Majumdar, Raj Kapoor, Yash Chopra and Subhash Ghai among others.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 18, 2020 4:29:09 pm
Pandhari Juker dead Pandhari Juker once shared his getting “into the film line was an accident”.

Famous make-up artist Pandhari Juker, who devised the looks of many Bollywood actors including Dilip Kumar, Nargis, Madhubala, Madhuri Dixit, Sunil Dutt and Amitabh Bachchan among others, passed away on Monday.

Amitabh Bachchan shared the news of Juker’s demise and remembered him as ‘a most endearing personality’. He tweeted, “Pandhari Juker , passes away, prayers, condolences … pioneer, iconic make up Artist, of Film Industry .. trained all the prominent makeup artists of today .. brilliant, professional and a most endearing personality .. my very first make up was done by him.”

Madhuri Dixit also expressed her grief on knowing about the demise of the makeup artist. “Saddened to hear of the passing of Pandhari Dada, who has worked with everyone from Meena kumari to Madhubala to today. I have very fond memories of him working together in Tezaab, Ram Lakhan & many more. He made everyone look beautiful & elegant on screen. May soul rest in peace,” she wrote on Twitter.

“My first makeup was done by dada, who is adored and respected by all.. there will be no one like him..we will miss you dada..was a blessing that you did my makeup amongst such great actresses #RIP #PandhariJuker #makeupartist #madhubala #MadhuriDixit #meenakumari #juhichawla,” Manisha Koirala wrote on Twitter.

Juhi Chawla also took to Instagram recently to share her memories of the late artiste. Sharing a photo of herself with Pandhari Juker, she wrote, “Our dear Pandhari dada passed away… I feel so sad. He was very affectionate, would often share anecdotes of shootings with yesteryear’s superstars & always put us at ease! We worked together in Chandni ,Darr , Saat Rang Ke Sapne, many films & countless songs and dances. He would use his thumb and fingers, rarely used a brush to apply our make-up. He would be done in 15 minutes! Perfectly blended, soft, lovely make up. Miss you Dada!”

In an interview with The Indian Express in 2012, Pandhari Juker had shared how he became an accidental make-up artist. He said, “My getting into the film line was an accident. It was my father’s illness that pushed me to take up work as a make-up assistant at Rajkamal Studios. I had no idea what I was getting into, but I was a commercial artist, so I knew how to use colours. I learnt under the guidance of make-up gurus like Baba Vardhan and Dada Paranjpe.”

Pandhari Juker worked with legendary filmmakers like B.R. Chopra, Kamal Amrohi, Tarun Majumdar, Raj Kapoor, Yash Chopra and Subhash Ghai among others.

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