Mumbai: Filmmaker BR Ishara, who had introduced actress Parveen
Babi to Bollywood, died this morning. The Chetna and
Ek Nazar fame director was recently diagnosed with
tuberculosis and was undergoing treatment at Criticare Hospital in
Juhu. He was believed to be in his seventies.
BR Ishara was very crazy about filmmaking and he had fled his
home to work in the Bombay film industry in his early life. He is
best known for writing and directing films in the 1970s including
Hum Do Hamare Do, Zaroorat and Milap. He
started a trend of bold themes in Hindi cinema and is also known to
be the first director to have started the tradition of shooting in
The director had worked with big stars like Amitabh Bachchan,
Reena Roy, Shatrughan Sinha, Raj Kiran and Raza Murad. Remembering
him, Amitabh tweeted, "The well known writer-director BR Ishara
passed away early this morning. Brought in fresh style subject for
films. Did Ek Nazar."
Big B added, "BR Ishara - BabuDa, took a departure from
conventional style of film making in early 70's - novel and
appreciated by all... He directed and made 'Ek Nazar' with Jaya and
me before our marriage... some of the most melodious music of
Actor Manoj Bajpayee tweeted, "Unfortunate Mr BR Ishara passed
away!may god bless his soul with peace!"