Bollywood Recalled Jagdeep Saab For Spreading Smiles Over The Decades

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Veteran Comedian Jagdeep aka Soorma Bhopali died on Wednesday at his Bandra residence. He was 81. The legendary actor had laid to rest at a cemetery in south Mumbai around 11.30 am on Thursday. Jagdeep’s demise was mourned by entire B’wood. Everyone recalled him for spreading smiles over the decade on the silver screen.

 He told us lovely stories of the black & white era: Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Dixit shares, “Jagdeep Sahab was an actor par excellence & his on-screen presence is unmatched. He was a gentle soul and he told us lovely stories of the black & white era. Thank you for the decades of laughter & entertainment 🙏 My heartfelt condolences to Jaaved & your family.” #RIPJagdeepJi

A very kind and affectionate person: Divya Dutt 

Divya Dutt tweeted, “He was a legend., with impeccable comic timing., he l be always remembered for the laughs he gave his audience. I’ll
Also, remember him as a very kind and affectionate person. RIP #Jagdeep Saab.”

Thank you for the decades of giggles, tickles, laughter, and entertainment

Kunal Kemmu shared on his Instagram, “Thank you for the decades of giggles tickles laughter and entertainment #Jagdeep sir. You will always be missed and remembered. One of the few names that brought smiles to faces just by the very mention of your name. Love and prayers to the family 🙏.”

A very long innings which began as a child artiste comes to an end

Filmmaker and screenwriter Sudhir Mishra tweeted, “I loved Jagdeep. Just loved him! Could take a moment and improvise the hell out of it. They should have written films around him. A very long innings which began as a child artiste comes to an end. Hey Javed and Naved, May you have the strength.!@JavedJaffrey.”

I had the good fortune to share screen space with him in Rishtey, such wonderful comic timing: Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty shared an old picture of herself with veteran comedian Jagdeep and she wrote, “Extremely saddened by the news of Jagdeep ji’s demise.😔💔I had the good fortune to share screen space with him in Rishtey, such wonderful comic timing, in his inimitable style and an even more wonderful human being ❤️ Heartfelt condolences to @meezaanj@jaavedjaaferi @navedjafri_boo & the entire family🙏🏻
Sending love, prayers, & strength to cope with this difficult loss🙏🏻

#RIPJagdeepJi

His place in our hearts is forever

Raj Babbar wrote on Twitter, “Deepest Condolences on the demise of Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed Jaffrey Saheb #Jagdeep Ji. Blessed to have walked a few steps with this great soul in his 400 films long journey. Always marvelled at his impeccable comic timing & versatility. His place in our hearts is forever. RIP Sir.”

King of COMIC TIMING & VOICE MODULATION

Ashutosh Gowariker tweeted, “Paise? Aise kaise paise maang rahe ho!” #Jagdeep ji’s THIS line from Sholay, is one of his many, that I use even today, in his inimitable style! King of COMIC TIMING & VOICE MODULATION! RIP Sir! Man bowing deeply. Deepest condolences to Javed-Naved & fam!”

‘The actor of exceptional comedic repertoire’

Amitabh Bachchan remembered his co-star Jagdeep. Big B wrote on his blog, “Jagdeep .. the actor of exceptional comedic repertoire, passed away .. He had crafted a unique individual style of his own .. and I had the honour of working with him in several films .. the more prominent ones in the eyes of the audience being Sholay and Shahenshah.”

A comedian par excellence

Shatrughan Sinha tweeted, “Deepest condolences on the sad demise of veteran actor, comedian par excellence, iconic #Jagdeep. He was a great human being & very down to earth. I was not only his neighbour during my initial years but also bought my first car ‘Austin’ from him. I had the privilege of working.”

Thank you Jagdeepjee for making a whole generation laugh out loud

Adil Hussain took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “Very Sad news of Actor Jagdeep’s demise. Watched him since my childhood. Thank you Jagdeepjee for making a whole generation laugh out loud. Will always remember him with a smile. My deepest condolences to @jaavedjaaferi and the Entire Family.”

He was also my reference point for Ishqiya : Arshad Warsi

Arshad Warsi tweeted, “Really sad to hear about Jagdeep sahab. What a phenomenal actor & a wonderful person. He has entertained my generation all through our growing years. He was also my reference point for Ishqiya. Thank you Jagdeep sahab… Allah aapko Jannat Naseeb farmaye -RIP

I have watching your films and performances in my childhood : Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee tweeted, “Rest in peace Jagdeep sahab!! Thank you for all the memories that I have watching your films and performances in my childhood!! You will be missed by us all!! Condolences to the family!!!”

We will miss you

Veteran and Legendary actor-comedian Johny Lever tweeted, “My first film & the first time I ever faced the camera, was in the film #yehrishtanatoote with the legend himself #Jagdeep bhai. We will miss you…May his soul rest in peace. Our prayers & deepest condolences to the family,”

I consider myself extremely fortunate to have got that chance to work with you

Genelia Deshmukh wrote on Twitter, “RIP Jagdeep Sahab … Remember shooting with you during Life Partner and cracking up with laughter all through the scene.. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have got that chance to work with you..All my condolences to the family.”

He was always extremely supportive & encouraging

Anil Kapoor tweeted, “Jagdeep Saab was one of the greatest actors of India…I was his huge fan & was lucky enough to have worked with him in Ek Baar Kaho & many more films…he was always extremely supportive & encouraging…sending my heartfelt condolences & prayers to my friend Javed & family…”

 

 

 

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