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Raj Kanwar was obsessed with films: Shekhar Kapur

Acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who gave producer-director Raj Kanwar his first job as an assistant, remembers him as a "kid obsessed with films." Kanwar's last rites took place on Sunday.

bollywood Updated: Feb 06, 2012 12:13 IST

Acclaimed filmmaker Shekhar Kapur remembers producer-director Raj Kanwar, who passed away Friday, as a "kid obsessed with films."

"At funeral of Raj Kanwar who's first job was my assistant and went on to make many successful films. Still remember him as a kid obsessed with films," the 66-year-old tweeted. Kanwar's last rites took place on Sunday.

Kanwar, who died in Singapore after suffering a kidney ailment, gave big breaks to Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra with his films Deewana and Andaaz respectively.

He also directed Judaai, Jeet, Badal and Laadla and his last work was Sadiyaan that had Rishi Kapoor, Hema Malini and Rekha in the cast.

Kapur also remembered the day when Kanwar's family members were killed in the riots following prime minister Indira Gandhi's assassination in 1984.

"15 members of Raj Kanwar's family were massacred in riots after Indira Gandhi's assassination. I was with him that day, now at his funeral," he wrote.

First Published: Feb 06, 2012 11:53 IST