Bollywood mourns death of beloved Pran 'sahab'

Zee Media Bureau

Mumbai: He will always remain Hindi Cinema’s ultimate Sher Khan- fearless, lion-hearted and exceptionally stylish. Pran Sahab, as Bollywood fondly calls him, is no more. He was 93.

His passing away due to prolonged illness has left the film fraternity in a complete state of shock. Celebrities took to Twitter to express grief in their own way. Here’s taking a look at what they had to share:

Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: "Pran sahab passes away! A gentleman, most collaborative colleague, a senior of immense distinction, a true disciplined professional.Another magnificent pillar of the Film Industry, falls. Our illustrious edifice in ruins, as stalwart after stalwart leaves."

"Truly the end of a magnificent and glorious era. He was a gentleman superstar and heaven is blessed today" said Karan Johar.

Sridevi said: "Today we have lost a legend, a gem and an iconic actor. We will miss you. RIP Pran sahab."

"Final Curtain Call for one of the Most Loved Actors of Indian Cinema..An actor and a gentleman," wrote actor Anupam Kher.

Smriti Z Irani said, "It's your talent that will define your career as an actor not the tag of 'hero' or 'villain' - that's the example set by Pran sahab. RIP."

"RIP Pran sahab, you immortalised so many characters, was fortunate to play one of them. You live in my heart forever," said Arjun Rampal.

Dia Mirza said, "Six decades of entertainment, over 400 hundred films...STALWART."

"May Pran sahab's soul rest in peace! In an industry of hero and villain, he ruled the space he was given," said Manoj Bajpayee.

Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted, "Can't get over the ICONIC PRANSAAB's demise, Malang Chacha of UPKAR, Sherkhan of ZANJEER Simply Unforgettable Memories Part of Life Now. Extremely saddened by the demise of the LEGENDARY PRANSAAB, who revolutionised Villainy on Indian Celluloid.'

"R.I.P Pran Saheb! Did not know him personally but heard he was a perfect gentleman with a heart of gold! May your soul rest in Peace," actress Priety Zinta posted on Twitter.

Actor Kabir Bedi tweeted, "Farewell Pran sahib, Godfather of Indian villains, your legendary characters illuminated the annals of Indian cinema. Deepest respects."

Mohit Chauhan: The villian we loved to hate. You will be missed Pran sahab. Thank you for all those brilliant performances.

Tusshar Kapoor: RIP Pran sahab, your humungous body of work will live forever!

Abhishek Kapoor: RIP Pran sahab.. thank you for all those wonderful movies

Vishal Dadlani: Yaari hai imaan mera, yaar meri zindagi! Pran sahab, RIP.

Boman Irani: “and Pran Saab is no more. Generations will never forget. That is your legacy (sic).”

Riteish Deskhmukh: “RIP Pran Saab - Thank you for entertaining us all these years- will miss you sir (sic).”

Sophie Choudry: “Just heard the news. End of an era. RIP #Pran Saab. U will always be our Sher Khan. #Legend (sic).”

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