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Raees actor Narendra Jha dead, Hansal Mehta tweets ‘this profession is truly a killer’

Actor Narendra Jha, who was seen in a number of films both in Hindi and regional languages, passed away on Wednesday morning after a cardiac arrest.

bollywood Updated: Mar 14, 2018 13:19 IST
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Actor Narendra Jha, 55, died Wednesday morning after a cardiac arrest.

Bollywood actor Narendra Jha, who was recently seen in the role of Musa Bhai in Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees (2017), died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Wednesday morning at his farmhouse in Wada. According to reports, it was his third heart attack; he was 55.

Narendra was at his farmhouse in Nanegaon, Maharashtra, when he complained of chest pain, the actor’s driver told IANS. “He had no health issues and last night (Tuesday) he was fine. He ate properly and spoke to us... Things were fine. Around 4am today, he felt a chest pain so we took him to a nearby hospital, but everything was over by then,” Lakshman Singh, the driver said.

Born in Madhubani, Bihar, the actor was prolific on both the mediums -- TV and films. Some of his important films included Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider, Hrithik Roshan-starrer Kaabil and Mohenjo Daro and Ghayal Once Again among others. Jha was working in a film with Sangram Singh that is yet to release. He was also a part of Shraddha Kapoor, Prabhas’s ambitious project, Saaho. Narendra was also signed up for the upcoming Salman Khan-starrer Race 3.

Narendra began his small screen journey with Mandira Bedi’s Shanti and went on to model in TV ads. As the news about the actor’s death spread, condolence messages began pouring on Twitter. CINTAA was among the first ones to express grief.

His colleagues were shocked by his sudden demise. Sonu Sood tweeted, “That’s so sad. He was a lovely human being. May his soul rest in peace.” Rahul Dholakia, who directed Raees, tweeted: “Gosh !! Tragic. Shocking. Musa bhai no more ?? #RIPNarendraJha”. Hansal Mehta wrote on social media, : “What a shocker! Narendra Jha? This profession is truly a killer.”

Ekta Kapoor, who has worked with the actor in a number of TV shows, wrote, “From captain house to ithihass he was one of@d first actors I worked with #RipNarendrajha.”

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First Published: Mar 14, 2018 10:50 IST