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Senior actor Rajeev Kapoor died on February 9 at the age of 58. A heart attack is said to be the cause of Rajiv’s death. The actor’s last visit was attended by many Bollywood celebrities, including Ashutosh Gowariker, a well-known director in the industry. After a long time, Rajiv was to appear in Ashutosh’s directorial film Tulsidas Junior, but sadly he passed away before the film’s release.
After Rajiv’s death, Ashutosh said in an interview to Hindustan Times, “I was a fan of Rajiv Kapoor since the film Ram Teri Ganga Maili. His debut performance was excellent. After keeping his memories for many years, we came into contact during the film Lagaan. Now when I got a chance in the film Tulsidas Junior, I cast him. He had a great experience working with him, he was very professional on sets. He used to play the character in a fun, relaxed manner. A few days ago I had called him for promotion, but now I am not sure that I am talking about him in the past.
Rajiv Kapoor’s last film Tulsidas Junior is going to be a sports drama, which he could not see. Even before Rajiv, many actors passed away before the release of their last film. Let’s see who those stars are
Late actress Sridevi had comeback from the English Vinglish film after a long break which proved to be a tremendous hit. After this, the actress mom was seen in the film. Just a few months before she died, Sridevi made cameo roles in the Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma starrer film Zero. The film was released in December, a few months after his death on 24 February 2018. The film did not do any special collection at the box office, although the last time watching Sridevi on screen was special for everyone. Please tell that the actress had reached Dubai to attend the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah, where she died in an accident in a tub.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput died on 14 June, the following month his last film Dil Bechara was released on 24 July. The film featured Sushant Singh Rajput and Sanjana Sanghi in the lead roles. The film was Sanjana Sanghi’s acting debut and Mukesh Chhabra’s directorial debut film. After the actor’s death, everyone was eagerly waiting for his last film Dil Bechara. The film was streamed on Disney Plus Hotstar which was broken by many viewers. The film was rated 9.8 IMDb in just a few hours, after which the film became the highest rating film.
Madhubala, who played Anarkali in Hindi cinema’s best-known film Mughal-e-Azam, died on 23 February 1969 due to a hole in her heart. Two years after his death, his last film Jwala was released which proved to be a big hit. The film starred late actress Sunil Dutt, Asha Parekh and Lalita Pawar in the lead role.
Smita Patil, who appeared in many hit films like Earth, Mirch Masala, Manthan, died on 13 December 1986. The actress died of delivery in two weeks after giving birth to the first son Prateek Babbar. Smita’s last film, Guli Ki Badshah, was released on 17 March 1989, three years after her death. The actress did more than 80 films in her short film career.
Amrish Puri, who played the villain in several films including Mr. India, died on 12 January 2005 from Brain Hemrage. At the last time Amrish worked in two films Kisna and Kachcha Sadak. While the film was released during his treatment, Kachcha Road was released on 8 September 2006 after his passing.
In her early Bollywood career, Divya Bharti became the most popular actress by acting in many excellent films. After many hit films, Divya Bharti’s film Chess was released in the year 1993, but Divya had died before its release. The same year, Divya died on April 5 after falling from the balcony of her building. Before the demise, Divya had signed the film result with Akshay Kumar, but after her passing, the film could never be made.
Popular actor and TV presenter Farooq Sheikh died of heart attack during a family vacation in Dubai. His last film Youngistan was released on 28 March 2014 after his demise on 28 December 2013. Jackie Bhagnani and Neha Sharma were in lead roles in this political drama film.
Bollywood’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna acted in the princely state before his death, but the actor died on 18 July 2012 due to cancer before its release. The princely film was released on the occasion of his death anniversary two years after the actor said goodbye to the world.
Veteran actor Shammi Kapoor, who has appeared in many blockbuster films like Kashmir’s Kali, Thirti Manzil, died on 14 August 2011. Three months after his death, his last film Rockstar was released on 11 November, with his Great Nephew Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role. The film proved to be a tremendous hit.
Senior Bollywood actor Om Puri died on 6 January 2017 from a heart attack. A month before his death, Om had shot his last film Tubelight in which Salman Khan was in the lead role. The film was released on June 25, the same year on the occasion of Eid. Om could not watch his last film.