Actor Narendra Jha died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning. A fabulous actor, Narendra was one devil who never got his due, with the world busy chasing up stars.
Reacting to Narendra’s sad demise, director Rahul Dholakia says, “It’s very sad! I had fun shooting with him in Raees. He was very involved in his character, and was appreciated for his role as Musabhai.”
Rakesh Roshan, who produced Kaabil, says, “I had the privilege of working with him, and he was not only a very fine actor, but was also a dignified human being — quiet, restrained and graceful. I’m shocked to know he’s no more.”
One of his last appearances was in a film ominously titled 2016 The End. The film’s director Jaideep Chopra can’t believe Narendra is gone.
“In the climax of my film, he had to say a dialogue, ‘Aayi aaj mein jeena shuru karte hain, pata nahi yeh duniya kab khatam ho jaye? Ho sakta hai yeh aapki aakhri film ho ya meri. Next Friday ka kya bharosa, aaye na aaye?’ (Let’s live in today, who knows when the world will end? This could be your last film or mine.
Who knows about next Friday?) Narendra didn’t want to say these lines, but I pushed him. Who was to know my film would be his last release?”...