Ravi Baswani, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron Actor Passes Away
Much-admired actor Ravi Baswani who made a mark of himself after acting in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron and Chashme Badoor expired in Shimla on Tuesday.
Baswani had a heart attack in Shimla where he had gone to look for shooting locations for a movie which he planned to direct.
His friends and colleagues remember him as an enthusiastic person with a great sense of humour. Kundan Shah, director of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron described Baswani as a wonderful actor but he "couldn't adjust to the industry".
He said, “Ravi, Naseer (Naseeruddin Shah) and I were very close. When we were working on developing a script for a Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron 2, it gave us the perfect excuse to relive the old times. He had a brilliant sense of comic timing. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron wouldn't have been the same without him."
Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra also remembers Baswani as a talented actor. He said, "Me, Ravi, David Dhawan and Aloknath lived in the same building after I moved to Mumbai in the 1980s and I have great memories with Ravi of my time spent there. I feel like I have lost a part of myself with Ravi passing away."
Mishra said, "He was a very kind and encouraging person. I remember him giving my film Hazaaron Khwaishe Aisi a standing ovation after he saw it."