Pran Saab passed away after a prolonged illness in Mumbai yesterday. We all know Pran Krishan Sikand as just "Pran". We have grown up watching his films, and there were many of them. We have loved to hate him in most of those films, but we have also loved him in many. Sadly, there won't be any more of Pran on the big screen. An era of cinema has come to an end.
Here's what the Bollywood celebs said on hearing the news.
Amitabh Bachchan: Pran sahab passes away! A gentleman, most collaborative colleague, a senior of immense distinction, a true disciplined professional.Another magnificent pillar of the Film Industry, falls. Our illustrious edifice in ruins, as stalwart after stalwart leaves.
Karan Johar: Truly the end of a magnificent and glorious era. He was a gentleman superstar and heaven is blessed today.
Kabir Bedi: Farewell Pran sahab, godfather of Indian villains, your legendary characters illuminated the annals of Indian cinema. Deepest respects. RIP
Arjun Rampal: RIP Pran sahab, you immortalised so many characters, was fortunate to play one of them. You live in my heart forever.
Dia Mirza: Six decades of entertainment, over 400 hundred films...STALWART.
Manoj Bajpayee: May Pran sahab's soul rest in peace! In an industry of hero and villain, he ruled the space he was given.
Anupam Kher: Final curtain call for one of the most loved actors of Indian cinema. An actor and a gentleman. Pran sahab, we will miss you and your warmth.
Sridevi: Today we have lost a legend, a gem and an iconic actor. We will miss you. RIP Pran sahab.
Riteish Deshmukh: SHER KHAN you will live forever. RIP Pran sahab. Thank you for entertaining us all these years. Will miss you sir.
Smriti Z Irani: It's your talent that will define your career as an actor not the tag of 'hero' or 'villain' - that's the example set by Pran sahab. RIP.
Preity Zinta: RIP Pran sahab! Did not know him personally, but heard he was a perfect gentleman with a heart of gold!