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Bollywood: Kabhie Kabhie, Kaho Na Pyaar Hai dialogue writer Sagar Sarhadi dies at 88

New Delhi - Hrithik Roshan, Shabana Azmi, among other celebrities pay tribute to the filmmaker and writer.


Published: Mon 22 Mar 2021, 4:19 PM

When the film Bazaar, Sagar Sarhadi's debut directorial venture, released in the early 1980s, several pre-established boundaries were challenged -- not just been art and mainstream cinema, but also characterisations. There were no black and white characters, only humans with multiple shades. Tragedy was not an explosion but a series of daily upheavals. And suicide could be an act of self defence.

Sarhadi, who passed away at the age of 88 on Sunday night after age-related issues started his writing career with Urdu plays and short stories.

Born near Abbottabad, Pakistan he migrated to Delhi at the age of 12.

Entering the Hindi film industry with a bang by writing dialogues for Yash Chopra's 1976 Kabhie Kabhie, starring Amitabh Bachchan and Raakhee, he also wrote the screenplay for Silsila and dilogues for Chandni.

In the 90s, he also wrote dialogues for Shah Rukh Khan's debut 'Deewana' and Hritik Roshan's Kaho Na Pyaar Hai.

Actor Shabana Azmi wrote on her Twitter handle, "Deeply sorry at the passing away of Sagar Sarhadi. He will be remembered by his work both in theatre and films notable amongst them Tanhai and Bazaar. He drew his inspiration from life, travelled by bus and train because he was a writer of the masses. We at IPTA have lost a family member."

Tributes poured in from celebrities on social media.

"Saddened by the passing of Sagar Sarhadi ji. I will forever be indebted for his contribution as the dialogue writer for Kaho Naa Pyar Hai. My thoughts, prayers and condolences to his family. Om shanti," wrote Hrthik Roshan.

"Sagar Sarhadi a veteran theater and film writer who wrote films like Kabhi kabhi , Noori and directed Baazaar has passed away . My heart felt condolences to the late bachelor’s nephew Ramesh Talwar," wrote Javed Akhtar.

"Will Miss You......R.I.P," Jackie Shroff wrote

"Deeply sorry at the passing away of #Sagar Sarhadi.He will be remembered by his work both in theatre n films notable amongst them #Tanhaii n #Bazaar.He drew his inspiration from life travelled by bus n train bcoz he was a writer of d masses.We at IPTA have lost a family member," wrote Shabana Azmi.

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