Bollywood stars including Rishi Kapoor, Anupam Kher among others have expressed their grief over the untimely demise of “Lagaan” fame Rajesh Vivek, one of industry’s most popular character actors.
Rajesh died yesterday following a heart attack. He was 66.
A National School of Drama (NSD) graduate, he was known for his performances in films like “Bandit Queen”, “Lagaan”, “Swades” and “Bunty Aur Babli”.
Calling him a “fine” actor, Kher tweeted, “Saddened to know about the demise of my friend, senior in NSD (National School of Drama) and a very fine actor Rajesh Vivek. He was a Mast Maula in true sense. RIP.”
“Rajesh Vivek. Wonderful actor and a friend. RIP,” wrote Kapoor.
Actor Manoj Bajpayee posted, “Really sad with the unexpected demise of Rajesh Vivek. May god bless his soul. His memories will always be with us. I was with him in ‘Bandit Queen’.”
“Our senior from NSD Rajesh Vivek passed away. Have great memories of him while doing ‘Bandit Queen’ RIP Rajesh bhai,” tweeetd Dhulia.
Actor Ravi Kishan wrote, “Adhbhut (wonderful) actor Rajesh Vivek. May God bless his soul. RIP.”
“Sad to know about the demise of #RajeshVivek, one of the finest actors and a great human being. Lived a faqir’s life. RIP,” said filmmaker Ashoke Pandit.
“RIP Rajesh Vivek sir. Your performances will be there for us and stories and energy of your theatre performances,” tweeted actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.
Music composer Ehsaan Noorani wrote, “And now #RajeshVivek is gone this is really sad.”
Actor-director Satish Kaushik posted, “We will miss #RajeshVivek for his great performances in theatre and films. My NSD senior who was just terrific in every role he did... Baba RIP”.