`Mundhra was a sensitive and humane director`

Updated: Sep 05, 2011, 12:39 PM IST

Mumbai: In a tribute to late director Jagmohan Mundhra, actress Yuvika Chaudhary, who worked with him in his last project `Naughty@40`, said he "lived life to the fullest and was a bundle of knowledge".

62-year-old Mundhra, who was admitted to the Bombay Hospital on Friday night, died of cardiac arrest this morning.

"I was shocked to learn about his death. I started calling people to confirm. I had spoken to him two weeks back. I am saddened by his sudden death... It is unexpected. He lived every moment and believed in enjoying every bit of life. He used to boost me, tell me that one must keep going whatever be the situation or circumstances," Yuvika told reporters.

"He was very intelligent and a knowledgeable person. He was very loving, humble and a bundle of knowledge. I have never seen or met such a soft spoken and humble person like him," she added.

Recalling Mundhra`s health problems, Yuvika said, "He was going through some problems. While shooting he used to take break for a few hours but never did he talk about his health or pain. He had some injury in his leg, which was swollen and used to bleed at times."

Yuvika was seen in Mundhra`s last directorial venture, `Naughty@40`, a romantic-comedy, starring Govinda, Sayali Bhagat and American actor Lucia Gilbert.

"He was like a friend even while shooting... he never behaved like a senior. He was like a kid at times and used to play with children on the sets," she said.

Yuvika, who shot to fame with `Om Shanti Om`, was likely to be part of Mundhra`s upcoming project `Kissa Kutte Ka`.