a week and a half after the death of Satish KaushikThe film industry gathered at his Mumbai home to offer condolences to his family. Anupam Kher, Satish’s close friend and aide, was present there along with his family to handle things at the meeting on Monday. He also addressed the media at the venue and asked them not to speculate on the manner of the late actor’s death. He urged everyone to give a “dignified exit” to Satish, especially on the day of the prayer meeting. (Also Read: Satish Kaushik leads prayer meeting with Anupam Kher family; David Dhawan, Jackie Shroff, Javed Akhtar attend,
Satish died of a heart attack in Delhi on March 9. A day earlier, he had celebrated Holi at the farmhouse of businessman Vikas Malu. Vikas’ second wife had alleged that Vikas was responsible for the actor’s death; Delhi Police is currently investigating the matter.
In a video seen on the paparazzo account, Anupam began by telling the gathered media, “I am trying to find a picture of Satish in which he is not smiling. I can’t find it.” He asked members of the press to see if they could find one for him as well.
Taking a dig at various unverified theories on Sathish’s death, the veteran actor said, “I think we should give a dignified exit to the man and not speculate, because he led a dignified life. He needs a dignified exit.” All these rumors should end.” End today with this puja. Thank you.”
At the prayer meeting, Anupam stood next to Satish’s wife Shahi Kaushik and their 10-year-old daughter Vanshika Kaushik, in case they needed anything. Members of the film and TV industry, including actors Tannishtha Chatterjee, Vidya Balan, Gulshan Grover, Manish Paul, Padmini Kohlapure, Tanvi Azmi, Jackie Shroff, Pankaj Kapur, Supriya Pathak and Moushumi Chatterjee, producers Boney Kapoor, Ramesh Taurani and Ashok Pandit, filmmakers David Dhawan, Abbas Mastan, Vivek Agnihotri, comedian Sunil Pal, cinematographer Baba Azmi and lyricist Javed Akhtar all stopped by Satish’s house to pay their respects.
Anupam is also starring in Kaagaz 2 which is the last film directed by Satish before his death. The actor was last seen in the comedy film Shiv Shastri Balboa opposite Neena Gupta.