Vishal Anand’s nephew, actor Purab Kohli, says the Hindustan Ki Kasam and Taxi Driver actor wasn’t protecting nicely for the previous few months
Veteran actor Vishal Anand, greatest recognized for that includes within the 1976 hit movie Chalte Chalte, handed away on Sunday following a chronic sickness, his family mentioned in a press release on Monday. He was 82.
The actor, whose actual name was Bhisham Kohli, appeared in a number of Hindi movies within the 1970s, together with Hindustan Ki Kasam and Taxi Driver.
It was, nevertheless, Chalte Chalte, additionally starring Simi Garewal, that earned Anand acclaim and fame.
In a press release shared by Anand’s nephew, actor Purab Kohli, the family mentioned the veteran star handed away Sunday afternoon.
“He was not protecting in good health for the last couple of months. We would love people to recollect him from the 1976 super-hit track and film Chalte Chalte.
“Our prayers are with him, may he relaxation in peace. We kindly request members of the press and media to respect the family’s privateness throughout this unhappy time,” the family mentioned within the assertion.
Anand had additionally produced Chalte Chalte and he’s credited for giving veteran music composer Bappi Lahiri his huge break with the Sunder Dar directorial.
The songs from the thriller, together with Kishore Kumar’s ‘Chalte Chalte Mere Ye Geet Yaad Rakhna’ and ‘Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi,’ sung by Shailendra and Lata Mangeshkar, went on to develop into chartbusters.
Anand additionally featured in Dil Se Mile Dil (1978) and directed the Mithun Chakraborty-starrer Kismet in 1980.
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