Pics: Shahrukh Khan, Farah Khan at Kundan Shah’s prayer meet

Bollywood noted filmmaker Kundan Shah passed away on October 7 and a prayer meet was held for the peace of his soul. Many Bollywood celebrities including Shahrukh Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, filmmakers David Dhawan and Vijay Krishna Acharya, Suchitra Krisnamoorty turned up to pay their last respects to late filmmaker Kundan Shah.

The renowned director, who made hit films like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Kya Kehna died of a heart attack on Saturday.

Speaking at the meet, Shah Rukh said, “It is one of the greatest losses of my life. I was 25 when I came to Mumbai, I have stayed in Kundan’s house, I have been fed by his family and taken care of by them. I remember when I was leaving Delhi, my theatre friends told me when you meet Kundan Shah, touch his feet and give him a hug. I am who I am not just because I have learnt from him, but because I have got so much from perhaps one of the greatest directors of our time in the Hindi TV and film industry.”

The superstar said that his desire to get his ‘Jaane Do Bhi Yaaro’ poster signed by Kundan Shah did not fulfil.

He added, “I have some posters of two, three films in my house. One of them is ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ and it is signed by Dilip Kumar saab. One is that of ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro’, which Kundan had refused to sign for a long time. Just six to seven days ago, I told my wife I will go and get it signed by Kundan... And he left the world without signing that poster for me.

“But his memories, love and the way he treated me will always be with me... Every time he came to hit me, every time he shouted at me, fed me at his house, told me how bad I am, every time he told me how I’ll never do good work in my life, reminded me of my mother. I’ll miss Kundan like my mother that I didn’t have for the longest of time”, SRK concluded.

The prayer meet was also attended by Aziz Mirza, Satish Shah, Ashoke Pandit, Ratna Pathak Shah among others.
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