'Ek pal ka jeena, phir toh hai jaana'
. The most inevitable
part of life is death itself but memories never fade away. In 2012,
Bollywood lost gems who can never be forgotten as they continue to live
in our hearts through their remarkable work.
He started his career as a director in 1959 with Dhool ka Phool,
later turning into a producer in 1973 with Daag: A Poem of Love
. We are talking about none other than the legendary film maker Yash Raj Chopra
ji. A few of his notable works include Kabhi Kabhi
(1976), Kaala Patthar
(2004) among many others. Yashji collected his first best director awards for Waqt
1965 followed by many other prestigious honors for his other works.
This man, who wove magic on the silver-screen, passed away on October 21
at the age of 80, three weeks before the release of his latest and last
adventure Jab Tak Hai Jaan
. He was suffering from dengue and died of multiple-organ failure.
Bollywood's first superstar, who made his debut as Govind in Aakhri Khat
(1966), has about 180 films to his credit which includes 35 golden
jubilees and 22 silver jubilees. The yesteryear superstar Rajesh Khanna
gave 15 consecutive solo hits in the 1970s, a record that remains
unbroken, and was the highest paid actor throughout the decade. Later,
he also ventured into the political arena. He breathed his last on July
18 after being acutely ill for more than a year.
Singh Randhawa, the wrestler-turned-actor, started his career in acting in 1952.
He has acted in Bollywood as well as Indian Television and was last
seen in Jab We Met
(2007) as the female protagonist Geet's
grandfather. He was hospitalized on July 7th after suffering a cardiac
arrest, Dara Singh passed away on July 12th, a day after being
discharged from the hospital.
He started his career at the age of 50 with Teesri Kasam
(1966). A K Hangal
has appeared in many notable films like Guddi
(1973), Khoon Bhai Maang
(1988), and Lagaan
(2001), but is best remembered for his role as Rahim Chacha in the iconic film Sholay
(1975). His most recent appearance was on the popular show, Madhubala - Ek Ishq Ek Junoon
in June 2012. The 95-year-old actor passed away on August 26 after being on life-support for two days.
Though this popular and much loved Punjabi actor and comedian is most remembered for his television series Flop Show
, Jaspal Bhatti
has also appeared in movies like Kuch Na Kaho
(2006) and Mausam
(2011). He died in a car accident on October 25, just one day before the release of his Punjabi film, Power Cut
superstars will be remembered for generations through their work of art
and impressions they have left behind. We, at BollyCurry, give our
condolences to their family and closed ones.
Author: Neethi B.
Editors: Komal P. & Gunia M.