Popular director Raj Kanwar died today in Singapore following
kidney related issue. The Bollywood filmmaker, who had directed
Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar in hit films Deewana and
Andaaz, was suffering from a kidney ailment.
Raj Kanwar entered the Bollywood as an assistant director
through the movie Ram Avtar in 1988. Later, Raj Kanwar
took up direction and directed Shahrukh Khan and late Divya Bharti
in the movie Deewana in 1992. Shahrukh Khan tweeted, "My
friend raj kanwarji passed away. The impermanence of life, makes
one feel so helpless. May his soul rest in peace. Aisi
Deewangi..miss u sir."
Later, Raj Kanwar wrote scripts for several films and directed
films like Jeet, Laadla, Kartavya, Jaan, Itihaas, Daag: The
Fire, Badal, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega, Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke, Humko
Deewana Kar Gaye and Andaaz. His last film was
Sadiyaan: Boundries Divide Love Unites, which had launched
Shatrughan Sinha's son Luv in 2010.