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    Indian filmmaker Jagmohan Mundhra passed away on Sunday morning of cardiac arrest. The 62-year old, famous for his films Bawandar and Provoked, was admitted to Bombay Hospital, on Friday night, for internal bleeding.

    A doctor from the hospital informed that Mundhra later had a cardiac arrest and had to be put on a ventilator, but eventually expired at 12:57 pm.

    Actress Neetu Chandra, who was seen in his 2010 thriller Apartment: Rent at Your Own Risk, informed, “Jag sir’s body will be taken from Bombay Hospital to his residence in Shivaji Park, Dadar West at 3 pm. Following which, the cremation rituals will be held at 4.30 pm, at a nearby cremation ground.”

    Mundhra was born into a conservative Marwadi family. He studied engineering at IIT Mumbai and then moved to the US to do his MSc. However, he eventually followed his calling for filmmaking in 1982. His debut film Suraag starred Sanjeev Kumar and Shabana Azmi.

    He went on to make women-centric films like Kamla with Shabana and Deepti Naval in the lead roles. In 2000, Mundhra then moved on to address social issues through his films.

    The last member in the industry to have met the filmmaker was Arya Babbar. A few days ago, Mundhra had narrated the script of his thriller K3 to Babbar. It was supposed to go on floors in October.



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