Bollywood veteran actor Deven Verma passed away and many celebrities like Karan Johar, Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma remembered funnyman Deven Verma as a great performer and someone whose "impeccable comic timing" is unmatched even today.
The Angoor star passed away this morning following a heart attack. Aamir, who worked with Varma in Andaz Apna Apna, said the actor was a wonderful co-star. "I am saddened to hear about the demise of Devenji. He was a wonderful co-star. I remember on the sets of Andaaz Apna Apna he always had a joke on his lips and kept us all in high spirits. My heartfelt condolences to his family," Aamir said in a statement.
Verma, 78, is known for his memorable roles in films like Chor Ke Ghar Chor, Sanjeev Kapoor-starrer Angoor, Gol Maal, Khatta Meetha, Naastik, Rang Birangi, Dil, Judaai, Andaz Apna Apna and Dil Toh Pagal Hai. Director-producer Karan Johar said Varma was one of a kind. "RIP Deven Verma... your straight-faced impeccable comic timing still doesn't have a successor," Johar tweeted.
"Deven Verma - incredible actor, comic excellence second to none. Thank you for making my childhood so memorable. Will miss you sir- RIP," Deshmukh wrote on his Twitter page.
Anushka, while recalling her favourite moment from Varma's 'Andaz Apna Apna', wrote, "RIP Deven Verma... How much I love his scene in 'Andaz Apna Apna' 'Main betiyon ko chudiyaan pehnaoonga...Aap ma ko'." "Sad to hear that the great Deven Verma ji passed away. my heartfelt condolences to his family...RIP," tweeted Bajpayee.
Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the death of veteran actor and tweeted, "Modi expressed grief on the passing away of noted actor Deven Verma. PM described him as a popular actor, admired by film lovers."
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Veteran Bollywood character actor, director and producer Deven Verma died here early Tuesday following a heart attack and kidney failure, family sources said. He was 77.
Ravi Chopra passed away on November 12, 2014. He passed away at the age of 68. He succumbed to a severe lung ailment.
Sadashiv Amrapurkar passed away on November 3, 2014 at the age of 64 at a hospital in Mumbai. He has played many iconic villain roles in Bollywood.
Zohra Sehgal lived till 102 years before she succumbed to a cardiac arrest on July 10 , 2014. Bollywood celebrities mourned the veteran actress's death.
Bollywood actress, Nanda bid adieu to the world this on March 25, 2014. The veteran actress was 75-year-old and passed away due to natural consequences.
Suchitra Sen had suffered a massive heart attack due to which she passed away at the age of 82 at a hospital in Kolkata on January 17, 2014