Veteran filmmaker Johnny Bakshi passed away on Saturday in a hospital in Mumbai.
Producer Amit Khanna confirmed the news of his friend Bakshi’s demise to indianexpress.com. He 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 bankrolled several films including Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain (1974), Vishwasghaat (1977), Raavan (1984), Mera Dost Mera Dushman (1984), Bhairavi (1996) and Kajraare (2010).
He even helmed the Rajesh Khanna starrer Khudai (1994). Bakshi also acted in films like Haar Jeet (1990) and Papa Kehte Hai (1996).
Filmmaker Kunal Kohli took to Twitter to condole the producer’s demise.
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.
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) September 5, 2020
A friend of 5 decades filmmaker Johnny Bakshi passed away this morning. He will be missed by many whose life he touched. May his soul rest in peace
— Amit Khanna (@amitkhanna) September 5, 2020
Johnny Bakshi is survived by his son, actor Brando Bakshi.
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