(Veteran actor Prem Chopra was a co-actor in late comedian Jagdeeps last release, “Masti Nahi Sasti” in 2017. Shocked by the news, Chopra remembered Jagdeep as a brilliant artiste who was always dedicated towards his work)
BY PREM CHOPRA
Mumbai, July 9 (IANS) I have worked with Jagdeep in a couple of films and I must say he has done some iconic roles. He was a brilliant artiste, and his comic timing was the one thing I have always admired.
He was very professional and dedicated towards his work. We used to hang out a lot back in the day after shoots. I always enjoyed his company. I wasn’t aware of his death, and it gave me a shock when I heard about it. It has been a terrible year for the industry. I pray for his soul to rest in peace.
My favourite character of Jagdeep is Mathuradas in “Ganga Ki Saugand” and Soorma Bhopali in “Sholay”. I also remember the golden era working with ace directors like Sultan Ahmed and actors like Jagdeep in meaningful films. I loved working with them.
(As told to Sugandha Rawal)