Mumbai: Bollywood celebrities like Shekhar Kapur, Rishi Kapoor, Madhur Bhandarkar and even the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi condoled the death of veteran actor Saeed Jaffrey. The star who featured in a number of Bollywood and British films, passed away on Sunday, at the age of 86.
Jaffrey appeared in several Bollywood as well as British movies and was known for his roles in movies like 'Gandhi', 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi', 'Henna', 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili', 'Dil', 'The Man Who Would Be King', 'A Passage to India' among others.
The PM along with a long list of stars took to Twitter to remember the late actor. Here's what they tweeted:
Shekhar Kapur, who worked with the actor in his directorial debut 'Masoom', posted a message on Twitter that read, "Goodbye dear Sayeed. Started my career with you in Masoom. Cant forget your kindness and enthusiasm for your art and others."
Jaffrey's friend and "Henna" co-star Rishi also paid tribute to him on Twitter.
'Million Dollar Arm' actor Pitobash also sent out his condolences via his social networking handle.
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar who had the privilege of playing an assistant director to the star in a film, also joined in and tweeted out his condolences.
Jaffrey's international career saw him working with Sean Connery, Michael Caine, Roshan Seth, James Ivory, Richard Attenborough and Daniel Day-Lew.
He was also the first Indian to receive the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to drama.
'The Lunchbox' actress Nimrat Kaur didn't get a chance to work with the actor, but nonetheless was a great fan of his work.
Politician Mamata Banerjee also sent out a tweet this afternoon.