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Famous writer Sagar Sarhadi passes away

Date: 23 March 2021 Tags: Obituaries
  • Eminent writer, playwright, director and producer Sagar Sarhadi, who was part of several Bollywood superhits, passed away in Mumbai. He was 88.
  • Sarhadi began his career writing Urdu short stories and became an Urdu playwright. Filmmaker Yash Chopra's 1976 "Kabhi Kabhie", starring Amitabh Bachchan and Raakhee, opened the gates for his Bollywood career.
  • The writer collaborated with Chopra to pen screenplay in acclaimed films like "Silsila" (1981) and Sridevi and Rishi Kapoor starrer "Chandnil", for which he wrote the dialogues.
  • In 1982, Sarhadi turned director with "Bazaar", starring Supriya Pathak Shah, Farooq Shaikh, Smita Patil and Naseeruddin Shah.