Bollywood: Fiza movie producer Pradeep Guha dies



Mumbai - Guha, who was in his late 60s, was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.


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Published: Sat 21 Aug 2021, 6:31 PM

Last updated: Sat 21 Aug 2021, 6:37 PM

Bollywood filmmaker Pradeep Guha, best known for producing the Hrithik Roshan and Karisma Kapoor-starrer Fiza, passed away at a hospital in Mumbai on Saturday .

Guha, who was in his late 60s, was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital.

The producer’s wife Papia Guha and son Sanket Guha shared the news of his demise in a statement issued to the media.

“We regret to announce the sad demise of our dear Mr Pradeep Guha. In these Covid times the family has requested to be allowed to grieve in private and will share a date for a prayer meeting in a few days.

“No condolence visit at home due to Covid restrictions. Please keep him in your prayers,” the statement read.

According to a hospital source, Guha was battling with cancer.

“He passed away due to cancer today afternoon at the hospital. He was 68-69,” the source told PTI.

Apart from Fiza (2000), Guha had also produced 2008 film Phir Kabhi, starring Mithun Chakraborty and Dimple Kapadia.

Film personalities Manoj Bajpayee, Subhash Ghai and Adnan Sami condoled Guha’s death on social media.

“Deeply shocked and saddened to hear about my friend @guhapradeep’s passing away !! May you rest in peace Pradeep,” Bajpayee wrote on Twitter.

Sami said he is saddened to learn about Guha’s demise.

“He was an incredible person & a genius at marketing! I have many fond memories with him starting from the time when he was Editor of ‘Bombay Times’ 20 years ago,” he added.

Ghai said he is indebted to Guha for his unending support and guidance for his film institute Whistling Woods, where the producer had served as a managing director.

“Good bye my friend #Pradeep Guha. I will always be indebted for your genuine love and support to I needed and we all @Whistling_Woods international for your enriched guidance as a director on board since its birth... RIP my friend,” he tweeted.

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