Raj Kanwar, the director of movies like Laadla, Deewana, Judaai, Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, passed away after a kidney transplant in Singapore. Shah Rukh Khan (whose debut film Deewana was directed by Kanwar), Madhur Bhadarkar and others posted their condolences on Twitter.
@iamsrk: Raj Kanwar One of the finest directors in India, director of Deewana passed away, May his soul rest in peace. RIP
@priyankachopra: Saddens me so much,my 1st director Raj Kanwar passed away..RIP Rajji..U believed in me when even I didn't.Andaaz taught me everything I know
@mbhandarkar268: Sad to hear about director Raj Kanwar's demise. RIP
@juniorbachchan: Terribly saddened by the passing of Raj Kanwar. Was the 1st person to sign me after Refuggee. He made Aishwarya and my 1st film together. Dhai Akshar Prem Ke. Was a lovely man, always happy, smiling and joking. Have wonderful wonderful memories of him. Now no more. Thank you so much Raj ji for the memories. Thank you so much Raj ji for the memories. I will miss you.
@kamaalrkhan: RIP Raj Kanwar Sahab. One of the finest director in India. We will miss you sir.
@iamsrk: 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
@Koimoi: Producer-director Raj Kanwar passes away in Singapore following a kidney ailment. RIP
@shreyaghoshal: Just saw tweets abt Raj Kanwar ji's untimely demise.. R.I.P. Had worked with him only once. He was such a gentle humble man. Saddened.
@akshaykumar: Deeply saddened to know, Raj Kanwar, one of our finest directors passed away. He'd directed two of my personal favourite films of my career, Andaaz & Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye. My thoughts & prayers with his family. RIP.
@rampalarjun: Just heard the saddest news of Mr Raj Kanwar's demise, had the opportunity of interacting with him.Pray for his soul and strength to family.
@DuttaLara: R.I.P. Raj ji. Friend,director and guide.Bid goodbye with a very heavy heart! :-(. We lost a kind, gentle, positive man.