Celebs mourn actor Jaspal Bhatti on Twitter
Popular comedian Jaspal Bhatti's sudden death has created a stir on Twitter, where Bollywood celebs, singers and politician took to the micro blogging site to express their condolence and pay respect to Mr Bhatti's past work.
Mr Bhatti made India laugh with his famous sitcoms 'Flop Show', 'Ulta Pulta' and 'Nonsense Private Limited' during late 1980s and early 1990s. He died in a road accident near Jalandhar today, when his car rammed into a roadside tree in the wee hours. He was on a promotional spree for his upcoming Punjabi film 'Power Cut' scheduled to release tomorrow.
Here's how celebs remember him on Twitter:
Akshay Kumar: Saddened to know about the death of the great comedian, Jaspal Bhatti. I have fond memories of his super hit show, Flop Show, providing the much needed humour in our lives. May his soul rest in peace.
Narendra Modi: Jaspal Bhatti's demise is unfortunate. He filled our lives with much needed humour. My condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace.
Anupam Kher: I used to tell Jaspal Bhatti that he does fantastic comedy so seriously. He was also a great supporter of anti corruption campaign. RIP
Riteish Deshmukh: RIP JASPAL BHATTI- one of the first ppl to entertain audience with his political satires. Condolences to the family- a big n untimely loss.
Madhur Bhandarkar: To make people laugh is an art & Jaspal Bhatti mastered it. RIP Bhatti ji, may god give strength to your family.
Neha Dhupia: "Thank you for all the laughs sir ... RIP Jaspal Bhatti Ji ."
Dia Mirza: So true..."@V1SH4L: Goodbye, Jaspal Bhatti. So few can be satirical, topical, intelligent and yet roaringly popular. RIP."
Ayushmann Khurrana: #RIP Jaspal Bhatti uncle. My dad's closest pal. May God give strength to Jasraj and Rabia and Savita aunty.
Vishal Dadlani: Goodbye, Jaspal Bhatti. So few can be satirical, topical, intelligent and yet roaringly popular. RIP.
Arshad Warsi: In a very tragic accident we have lost yet another good soul.. RIP Mr Jaspal Bhatti
Sonu Sood: RIP Jaspal Bhatti Sir..you will always be missed.
Jaaved Jaaferi: RIP Jaspal Bhatti..The poker faced humour..the Satire..you will definitely be missed Jaspalji
Shruti Seth: How unfortunate!Love & prayers to the bereaved family
Sophie Choudry: Just drove past the Jaspal Bhatti acting school in Chandigarh. Log chale jaatein hain. Their legacy remains. Tku 4 the laughs! RIP Jaspalji
Mini Mathur: Oh no!! RIP Jaspal Bhatti. What's happening god???!!!
Shreya Ghoshal: R.I.P. Jaspal Bhatti. :(:(
Punit Malhotra: Remember watching The Flop Show innumerable times as a kid... Truly one of India's leading comedy men!!! RIP Jaspal Bhatti.
Gul Panag: Indian roads are turning into death traps. We have the highest number of road fatalities in the world. 17 every hour according to a source. And now Jaspal Bhatti:((
Siddharth: Jaspal Bhatti is no more… just like his ‘flop show' partner Vivek Shauq, Bhatti Saab had left us too soon…we'll miss you sir…RIP