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Filmmaker Rajat Mukherjee dies of a kidney ailment

Known for films such as Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (2001) and Road (2002), Mukherjee died on Sunday in Jaipur, Rajasthan.


Photo: Courtesy of IFTDA India on Twitter

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Filmmaker Rajat Mukherjee died yesterday morning in Jaipur, Rajasthan, of a kidney ailment. He was in his late fifties.

The director was known for films such as Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (2001) and Road (2002). Both were thrillers about obsessive psychopaths, a genre rarely attempted in Hindi cinema at that time.

Manoj Bajpayee, who had starred in Road, broke the news on Twitter yesterday. He wrote, 'My friend and director of Road (2002), Rajat Mukherjee passed away in the early hours today in Jaipur after a long battle with illness... Still can’t believe that we will never meet or discuss our work ever again. Khush reh jaha bhi reh [Be happy wherever you are].'

Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya actress Urmila Matondkar remembered Mukherjee as a talented director and a livewire personality.

Filmmakers Anubhav Sinha and Hansal Mehta and actors Vivek Oberoi and Rajpal Yadav also paid tributes to the director on Twitter.