Raj Kaushal dies at 49
We were all taken aback by the news of Raj Kaushal‘s untimely death this morning. The filmmaker died of a heart attack at the age of 49. His death also reminded us of how unexpected life can be. He is best known as Mandira Bedi’s husband, although he is also a filmmaker. He has four films to his credit as a director, three of which he produced himself. He also appeared uncredited in a Shah Rukh Khan film. Let us tell you a little bit more about the spouse you already knew but the filmmaker you didn’t. Raj Kaushal, Mandira Bedi’s husband, died of a heart attack at the age of 49.
Raj Kaushal directed four films. His debut film was the teenybopper Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi, which had the entire country gushing over its new music. It was a love triangle set in a college, starring newcomers like Dino Morea, Rinki Khanna, and Sanjay Suri. Kaushal also served as the film’s producer
He then went on to direct Shaadi Ka Ladoo. The film starred Sanjay Suri again, as well as his wife Mandira Bedi. It was also produced by him and was released in 2004. Anthony Kaun Hai, starring Arshad Warsi and Boman Irani, was released in 2006. It’s a thriller with suspense.
But what may be viewed as Kaushal’s courageous and gutsy gesture is his support for My Brother Nikhil. The film’s premise is homosexual, which was unheard of until 2005. This Onir-directed film is still regarded as one of the best in the category. It starred Sanjay Suri and Juhi Chawla, two of his favourite actors. To make a film like that at a period when India was hostile to the very concept of homosexuality, one must be visionary.
However, before all of that, Kaushal played Shah Rukh Khan’s companion in Trimurti, a 1995 film. In one scene, he could be seen summoning Himani Shivpuri to play Romi. It’s worth noting that his wife Mandira made her Bollywood debut alongside Shah Rukh Khan in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
“Gone far too soon. This morning, we lost Filmmaker and Producer @rajkaushal1. It’s very sad. He was a producer on my first film, #MyBrotherNikhil. One of the few who believed in and supported our vision. Onir said, “Prayers for his soul.”
Celebrities from the film business expressed their condolences on social media.
Celebrities talk about Raj Kaushal
“@Rajkaushal was the first person to trust me with making music for a film, and he launched so many careers with #PyaarMeinKabhiKabhi. Above all, he was always with his buddies. @mandirabedi, I’m at a loss for words. I can only image how you and your children are feeling right now. Please accept my heartfelt apologies “Vishal Dadlani, a music composer, expressed in a tweet.
In a tweet, actor Boman Irani expressed his “horror and sadness” at Kaushal’s death. “May the Lord give #mandirabedi and his family the strength to bear this loss,” Irani concluded.
Mandira Bedi and Raj Kaushal married in 1999, and their son Vir was born in 2011. Mandira and Raj Kaushal, who had previously stated their desire to adopt a girl, welcomed Tara, their 4-year-old daughter, into the family in July of last year. Vir, the son of Mandira Bedi and Raj Kaushal, is now ten years old.
In a social media post, actor Rohit Roy noted, “One of the sweetest individuals you’ve ever met… And if you were lucky, you might have been able to call him your friend… And then he was gone, even without saying goodbye since he was too numb with grief and astonishment to react… This is simply not fair… Raj, my friend and brother… Continue to spread the joy wherever you go…”