Manish Acharya Dies

By Madhusmita, Gaea News Network
Sunday, December 5, 2010

MATHERAN, INDIA ( Manish Acharya, who came to limelight after directing the movie “Loins of Punjab Presents” passed away after a terrible road accident on Saturday morning. Bollywood film fraternity remembers Manish Acharya as a multi-tasker who played the role of camera assistant to director cum actor. He was 40 year old. Nikhil Chaturvedi, his brother-in -law announced the news to the media and said that he was on a holiday with his family. Manish Acharya fell from horse and hit his head, though he was taken to Ambani Hospital in Nerul, the doctors could not save him.

Manish Acharya’s last movie “Loins of Punjab Presents” received accolades of appreciation from its viewers and the critics. A source close to the director said that he was planning a period drama based on 1980’s flicks and had began working on it as well. The producer of “Luck by Chance”, Ritesh Sidhwani expressed his condolence at the unfortunate demise of the director and said that he was shocked to hear the news. He said that he spoke with Manish Acharya before he left for Berlin and the director told him that he has script which he wanted to narrate. Veteran actress Shabana Azmi took to Twitter to express her condolence where he wrote that she received a tweet from the director yesterday that he was in Matheran.

Other Bollywood celebrities like Hrithik Roshan, who worked with him in “Luck By Chance” also expressed his condolence through social networking site and sent his thoughts and prayers to Manish Acharya’s family. Kunal Roy Kapur, who also worked with him said that he was in a state of shock when he heard that Manish Acharya is no more. Manish Acharya is survived by his wife and two children.

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