|Attired in white pathani
suits and matching sandals the father son duo looked intense sharing the
grief of the Mehra family.
Mehra, 69, who was recovering
after being hospitalized for pneumonia, breathed his last on May 17 following
multiple organ failure. He is survived by his three sons, Sumeet, Amit
The funeral ceremony,
which took place at Oshiwara crematorium in Mumbai, was delayed till Monday,
May 18 late noon while awaiting the arrival of Sumeet, Mehra’s oldest son,
who lives in the US.
Others who attended the
funeral included filmmakers Yash Chopra, Ramesh Sippy, Madhur Bhandarkar,
Sanjay Khan, Bharat Shah, Goldie Behl, Ashok Pandit. Also present were
Bappi Lehari with his son Bappa Lehari and actor Ranjeet who acted in many
Mehra movies as a villain.
Mehra was responsible
for giving Amitabh Bachchan, whom Mehra called Lulla with affection, the
Angry-Young_Man image beginning with Zanjeer (1973) and the saga lasted
for seven blockbuster hits which included Hera Pheri (1976), Khoon Paseena
(1977), Muqaddar Ka Sikander (1978), Laawaris (1981), Namak Halaal (1982)
and Sharaabi (1984). Jaadugar (1989) was the only film that was not a success.