Mumbai: 2017 has been sad year for Indian cinema with many beloved stars like Shashi Kapoor, Vinod Khanna, Om Puri and Reema Lagoo among others passing away. Their space in Bollywood never can be filled. Here is a look at some prominent Bollywood personalities who left us in 2017.
Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away on December 4 at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. Shashi Kapoor was unwell for many days, and was undergoing treatment in Mumbai hospital. He was admitted on Dec 3 for chest infection. He was known as a romantic hero, and great supporting star, featuring in many super hit films like Jab Jab Phool Khile, Deewar, Namak Halal, Kaala Pathar and Kabhie Kabhie among others. He made his debut as a lead actor in 1961 with Dharmaputra.
Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passed away on April 27, 2017. He was the most handsome star of the 70s and 80s, and gave such memorable performance in movies like ‘Mere Apne’, ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’, ‘Gaddar’, ‘Inkaar’, ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Rajput’, ‘Qurbani’ and ‘Dayavaan’ among others. But, he was battling cancer for a long while, and was last seen in Dilwale with Shah Rukh Khan. Before that, he was seen along with Salman Khan in the ‘Dabangg’ series. On screen, he never showed that he was suffering from a serious disease.
Veteran actor Om Puri has passed away on January 6 after a massive heart attack at 66 in Mumbai. Om Puri featured in more than 100 Bollywood movies, and won incredible amount of awards and appreciation for his stunning roles in movies like – ‘Aakrosh’, ‘Arohan’, ‘Ardh Satya’, ‘My Son the Fanatic’ as a supporting cast. He also awarded with Filmfare Awards and National Films Awards. He was also a Padma Shri winner.