Robin Williams' demise jolts Bollywood celebs
He made the world laugh with his iconic roles in films like "Mrs. Doubtfire", "Jumanji" and "Good Morning, Vietnam". Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams' sudden death, said to be a case of suicide, has left a host of his fans in Bollywood shocked and upset.
From veterans like Shabana Azmi and Anil Kapoor to young guns including Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Arjun Kapoor, Parineeta Chopra and Varun Dhawan - celebrities took to Twitter to share their memories of the performer, whom director Ken Ghosh described as the real life "Mera Naam Joker".
Here's what they had to say:
Shabana Azmi: Robin Williams. What a loss! You leave behind a vaccum difficult to fill but your remarkable body of work will continue to inspire. RIP.
Anil Kapoor: Stunned and shocked, Mrs. Doubtfire, dead poets society, goodwill hunting... RIP Robin Williams. Original to the core!
Rakeysh Mehra: RIP Robin Williams. Thank you for giving us so much joy.
Karan Johar: This is just too sad.....RIP Robin Williams.
Abhishek Bachchan: Oh captain, my...... terrible news about the passing of one of my favourite actors. Mr. Robin Williams. This is the 1st time he made anyone cry.
Ken Ghosh: A real life "Mera Naam Joker" Robin Williams reminds you that behind the laughing face is a person who could be crying.
Vishal Dadlani: To wake up to a world without Robin Williams, is to wake up to a bleaker world.
Nikhil Dwivedi: Woke up to the news of Robin Williams' death. He signified brilliance! Gone before his time.
Manoj Bajpayee: Today he left us crying after years of laughter. You will be missed by everyone who saw you changing faces on screen. #RIPRobinWilliams.
Ronit Roy: "It's never what it seems". This is so apt with the man who made the world laugh killing himself. RIP Robin Williams. We will love you forever.
Nargis Fakhri: RIP Robin Williams... makes me so sad to hear this news. My heart aches. Doesn't matter how successful u r. The mind is a strange place.
Richa Chadha: It is impossible to be a performer and not take this loss personally... #RIPRobinWilliams.
Bipasha Basu: Heartbroken and shocked! RIP Robin Williams.
Parineeti Chopra: You will always be Mrs. Doubtfire for me!!!
Abhay Deol: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Zohra Sehgal, Robin Williams. The world's a better place because they lived. RIP.
Varun Dhawan: Crushed after hearing this. RIP robin Williams you're an insipiration and a teacher. Maybe the angels need some fun.
Arjun Kapoor: RIP Robin Williams u will always remain in my memory as Mrs. Doubtfire...hope u find happiness up there u mad genius.
Farhan Akhtar: Robin Williams. Thank you for the decades of entertainment. RIP.
Arjun Rampal: Woke up to the awful and tragic news of Mr. Robbin Williams. He touched our hearts through so many wonderful characters. RIP captain o captain.
Ranvir Shorey: Such terrible news to start the day. Shocked and saddened with the passing of a childhood hero. RIP, Robin Williams.
Dia Mirza: He warmed the cockles of the heart, tickled the funny bone and made one feel so deeply...But above all he made us think. #RIPRobinWilliams. My childhood would have been incomplete without #MrsDoubtfire #Flubber #Jumanji and so many more of his films... #RobinWilliams.
Neil Nitin Mukesh: OMG!!! Robin Williams. He passed away. I am sooooooo upset. This is such sad news. RIP!
Nimrat Kaur: So much warmth and love in those eyes...grew up with them smiling. Too sad to accept this loss.
(Posted on 12-08-2014)