Actor Mohit Baghel, best known for playing Amar Chaudhary in superstar Salman Khan’s Ready, has died of cancer. He was 26.
Writer-director Raaj Shaandilyaa told PTI that the actor passed away on Saturday morning in his hometown Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
“He is gone too soon. He has been undergoing treatment for cancer in AIIMS hospital in Delhi since six months. I spoke to him last on May 15 and that time he was ok, he had started recovering. He stayed with his parents and elder brother in Mathura.
“I learnt about his demise from a common friend, who said he passed away today morning at his residence,” he said.
मोहित मेरे भाई इतनी जल्दी क्या थी जाने की?
मैंने तुझसे कहा था देख तेरे लिए सारी इंडस्ट्री रुक गयी है जल्दी से ठीक होके आजा उसके बाद ही सब काम शुरू करेंगे,
तू बहुत अच्छी एक्टिंग करता है,इसलिए अगली फिल्म के सेट पे तेरा इंतज़ार करूँगा…और तुझे आना ही पड़ेगा
ॐ साई राम #cancer RIP pic.twitter.com/FD2lE3tHJz
— Raaj Shaandilyaa (@writerraj) May 23, 2020
Really shocked to hear this news.. Mohit was such a young, happy, funny & talented guy.. we just shot a whole film together! Upsetting news, my prayers with his family 🙏 https://t.co/oGBYivByYO
Raaj, who had worked as a writer with Mohit in Comedy Circus and Jabariya Jodi, said he wanted to cast the actor in his directorial debut Dream Girl (2019) but due to date issues they couldn’t work together on the film.
Never thought in my dreams also that we will loose you so soon, An actor who showed his amazing acting skills in #Ready film with @BeingSalmanKhan A great friend, brother and superb human @baghelmohit #RIP #MohitBaghel pic.twitter.com/461rtwBdhD
— Gurpreet Kaur Chadha (@GurpreetKChadha) May 23, 2020
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How uncertain life is … My one and only friend whom I could rely on has gone forever … It is unbelievable and heartbreaking 💔 I still remember how we instantly connected when we met for the first time 7 years ago during the shoot of our film Uvaa … From sharing secrets to supporting each other, you were always there for me bhai ❤️ R.I.P Mohit baghel ⭐️ I will miss you bhai … I wish R.I.P meant Return If Possible 😇
“He was such a talented actor. His comic timing was great. He had two films with him that time – Milan Talkies and Bunty Aur Babli 2– so we couldn’t work together on ‘Dream Girl’.”
Mohit has also acted in films Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami and Gali Gali Chor Hai.