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Filmmaker Johnny Bakshi passes away

Johnny Bakshi bankrolled several films including Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain, Vishwasghaat, Raavan, Mera Dost Mera Dushman, Bhairavi and Kajraare.

Written by Komal RJ Panchal | Mumbai | Updated: September 6, 2020 8:37:33 am
johnny bakshi deadJohnny Bakshi was a film director, producer and actor. (Photo: Express Archive)

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.

Johnny Bakshi is survived by his son, actor Brando Bakshi.

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