Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bollywood film industry mourns MF Husain's death

Legendary painter MF Husain had a heart in Bollywood and many of the film industry have expressed grief over his demise today.
"Very sorry to hear that the great MF Husain is not, RIP," the veteran actor Dev Anand said at the micro-blogging site Twitter.
"The news is shocking. It is yet to sink in just two days back I talked about it with a friend. He was a great director who made films that he believed in himself and financed. He was a person and a true artist," says director Anurag Kashyap PTI.
Foraying the film "Through the Eyes of Painter" in 1967, later to Hussain, "Gaja Gamini" with his then muse Madhuri Dixit, and then "Meenaxi: Tale of Three Cities" starring Tabu.
Actor Raghubir Yadav, who also starred in 'Meenaxi: Tale of Three Cities ", PTI said," It's sad that an artist such growth is no longer with us Working with him was a learning experience .. He was quiet by nature and open man. "
"Deeply saddened by the news of Hussain saab. He was not only a great artist, but an amazing man. His passion and love for life was contagious and unmatched. May his soul rest in peace," tweeted Kunal Kapoor, who made his acting debut with "Meenaxi: Tale of three cities. "
Expressing sadness, actor Shabana Azmi told PTI that Husain was a close friend and a great man."He was a prolific painter. He is somebody who is born once every 100 years. I recently met him through a video-conference. He was excited when we told him we will try to bring him back to India. He missed India."
In the face of legal challenges over the image of naked Hindu deities and death threats in India, 95-year-old Husain has been living abroad in self-imposed exile since 2006.
Lyricist Javed Akhtar Husain named as one of the greatest artists in the country and outside India. "I think many people realize the importance of artists in this country because of it. His contribution to Indian art was completely unprecedented."
"Hussain passes away. We met some heads in grief, and partly out of shame, that it is unlikely to allow him to spend his last days in this country," Rahul Bose tweeted.
"Very sad to hear over MF Hussain saab. A great person and a great artist. May his soul rest in peace," said actor Abhishek Bachchan.
Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur tweeted "MF Husain, who seemed timeless, picture until his last days leaves us with one of the largest in India's artistic heritage."
Madhur Bhandarkar said, "Sad to hear well-known artist MF Husain legend passes away, RIP"
"The legendary MF Husain has left us. Rest in peace sir," said actor Siddharth.
"RIP, MF Husain, son, lover and nemesis of India", the actor Ranvir Shorey tweeted.
Pritish Nandy filmmaker said: "Few people knew that the joy of life, as Husain. My walls are full of his notes and drawings left in my office when he was not there."
Composer Vishal Dadlani tweeted: "Sorry for the lack of understanding of his country showed. There was nothing vulgar about the work of Husain. It is a pity that some of the illiterate, who saw his stuff was filthy minds." 

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