Karisma Kapoor pays tribute to late screenwriter JP Chowksey: End of an Era

Veteran screenwriter JP Chowksey who wrote the screenplay for films such as Shayd, Qatl, Bodyguard and others, died aged 82 on March 2. He is believed to have died of cardiac arrest at his home in Indore in Madhya Pradesh and left the nation in deep grief. Several Bollywood celebrities mourned his passing on social media. Actor Karisma Kapoor also expressed his condolences by sharing the photo of the late screenwriter on the photo-sharing app.

Speaking to Instagram’s story section, Karisma wrote, “RIP #JPChowksey End of an Era.” According to reports from India TV, JP Chowksey had been suffering from lung cancer for seven years and his condition had deteriorated over the past three months. Along with Karisma Kapoor, other Bollywood celebrities including Rakesh Roshan and Javed Akhtar also offered their condolences to JP Chowksey. Rakesh Roshan took to Twitter to offer his condolences. “Saddened by the passing of veteran film distributor, renowned writer and dear friend JP Chowksi ji… Heartfelt condolences and strength to family members… RIP,” he tweeted. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also paid tribute to the late screenwriter.

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For those who don’t know, screenwriter JP Chowksey had written screenplays for films such as Prem Rog, Qatl, Henna, Border, Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai, Woh Tera Naam Tha and others. Apart from being a film writer, Chowksey was also a renowned columnist and the author of several books. He started his career as a teacher at a Gujarati college in Indore where he taught Hindi. He wrote the screenplay for many films and even distributed more than a hundred films. He also co-produced films such as Shayad, Harjaee and Kanhaiya.

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