On Twitter, Abhishek Bachchan wrote, "As soon as I get off the stage, I receive the terrible news of the passing of Mr OP Dutta. Father to J P Dutta. The director who launched me. OP ji was JP saab's writer and dialogue writer. He penned my very first words that I ever said on screen. Such a loving man."
The actor further tweeted, "Full of zest, positivity and compassion. Had a great sense of humor and so rich in experience. He taught me one of my greatest lessons in life..."jab bura apni burayi na chode, phir achcha apni achchayi kyun chode?" (If the bad does not stop being bad, then why... should the good stop being good?)
However, film Umrao Jaan is about the famous courtesan of the title. Aishwarya Rai has played the title role, while Abhishek Bachchan appeared as her love interest - Nawab Sultan. The movie, which was released in theatres on 3rd November, 2006, had failed to make it big at the Box Office.