Bollywood will always remember Jagdeep for playing Soorma Bhopali in the cult film Sholay
Veteran Bollywood actor-comedian Jagdeep is no more. He passed away at his Bandra residence in Mumbai on Wednesday due to age-related issues. He was 81.
Jagdeep appeared in around 400 films but it is his role as Soorma Bhopali in 1975 film “Sholay” that is etched in audiences’ minds even today. His catchphrase “Mera naam Soorma Bhopali aise hi nahi hai”, much like other dialogues of the film, became a hit.
He also played memorable roles in “Purana Mandir” and in “Andaz Apna Apna” as Salman Khan’s father.
His last-released film is “Masti Nahi Sasti” in 2017. The Ali Abbas Chaudhary-directed comedy also featured Kader Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Johnny Lever and Prem Chopra.
Jagdeep is survived by sons Javed Jaffrey and Naved Jaffrey who also made their mark in the entertainment industry. Jaaved is a noted actor and dancer, and along with Naved, he hosted the long running and popular dance show, “Boogie Woogie”. The show was created and directed by Naved.
Celebrities from film and TV industry took to twitter to mourn the death o the veteran actor.
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) July 8, 2020
Aapse Bahut Kuchh Seekha.. Aapki Mimicry kar ke duniya bhar ko Hansaaya.. Aapki Kami ko koi bhi Poora nahi kar sakta.. Hats off to you #Jagdeep Sir.. RIP .. You’ll Always be Remembered!! pic.twitter.com/1yy3W7CCIX
— Raju Srivastava (@iRajuSrivastava) July 8, 2020
My first film & the first time I ever faced the camera, was in the film #yehrishtanatoote with the legend himself #Jagdeep bhai. We will miss you…May his soul rest in peace 🙏🏽 Our prayers & deepest condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/uhBjYSZdVe
— Johny Lever (@iamjohnylever) July 8, 2020
Really sad to hear about Jagdeep sahab. What a phenomenal actor & a wonderful person. He has entertained my generation all through our growing years. He was also my reference point for Ishqiya. Thank you Jagdeep sahab… Allah aapko Jannat Naseeb farmaye -RIP
— Arshad Warsi (@ArshadWarsi) July 8, 2020
Rest in Peace Jagdeep sir. I have performed/enacted so many of your film scenes on the stage of school functions. You will be missed. My condolences to @NavedJafri_BOO @jaavedjaaferi and the entire family 🙏🏻
— kiku sharda (@kikusharda) July 8, 2020
RIP Jagdeep ji.