Filmmaker Rajat Mukherjee, who was known for directing films like Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya and Road, died due to health complications in Jaipur on Sunday. After his death, members of film fraternity, including actor Manoj Bajpayee, director Anubhav Sinha and filmmaker Hansal Mehta paid tributes to him on Twitter. Hansal Mehta, who has directed films like Aligarh (starring Manoj Bajpayee) and Shahid, remembered the precious moments he shared with Rajat Mukherjee in the past. He tweeted: “Just got news about the passing away of a dear friend.
Rajat Mukherjee, director of Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya and Road, was a friend from our early, early struggles in Bombay. Many meals, many bottles of Old Monk consumed. Many more to consume in another world. Will miss you dear friend.”Manoj, who worked with Rajat in the 2002 film Road, wrote: “My friend and director of Road, Rajat Mukherjee passed away in the early hours today in Jaipur after a long battle with illness! Rest in peace, Rajat! Still can’t believe that we will never meet or discuss our work ever agai.
Khush reh jaha bhi reh.”Deepest condolences to his family. Rest in peace dear friend,” she wrote on the microblogging site.Mehta said Mukherjee was one of his oldest friends from his struggling days.”Rajat Mukherjee, director of ‘Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya’ and ‘Road’ was a friend from our early, early struggles in Bombay.Dekho hun kis mahan hasti di mautt hoi hai bollywood ch ik var fer laga vada jatka.Many meals, many bottles of Old Monk consumed. Many more to consume in another world. Will miss you dear friend,” the “Aligarh” director wrote.