Mumbai, May 31
It's a great loss to the industry, even to Indian cinema. I was the daughter he never had. He loved me and I learnt a lot from him - from what movies to watch to what books to read. He's made me whatever I am today in my career because of Chokher Bali (2003). He was like family. -Raima Sen, actor
One of my finest films is Shob Charitro Kalponik (2009). He was a great filmmaker and fun human being. Treated me like his little sister always. I'm shocked and heartbroken. One night ago was chatting so much about him. Was going to call him this week to check on him. -Bipasha Basu, actor
Every generation needs people who are more learned than the previous. It's a very intellectual loss for us more than anything else.