Bollywood filmmaker and Mandira Bedi’s husband Raj Kaushal passed away at the age of 49 on the wee hours of Wednesday (June 30). The producer suffered a cardiac arrest while he was at his home when he passed away.
The news left not just the fans but also their friends shocked as the pictures of the two of them partying with their friends were circulated on social media on Sunday. He even took to his social media handle on Monday (June 28) that featured him having a great time with his wife Mandira Bedi and friends.
Raj Kaushal had spent the last few days in the company of his friends and even took to his Instagram handle to share the photos. He can be seen smiling while posing for the camera with his friends Ashish Chaudhary, Zaheer Khan, Sagarika Ghatge, Neha Dhupia, Angad Bedi and his wife Mandira Bedi. “Super Sunday. Super Friends. Super Fun #oriama (sic),” he had captioned the post.
Meanwhile, Mandira and Raj’s close friend, Neha Dhupia shared her condolences and mourned the producer’s demise by sharing the same photo on her official Instagram handle. Along with the picture, Neha even penned an emotional note which read: "Raj , we took this picture to create more and more memories can’t believe you are nt with us anymore Mandira , my strong strong girl, I am at a loss of words. My heart belongs to Vir and Tara I’m shaken up and in shock and disbelief as I write this , RIP Raj (sic)."
Prior to the party with his friends on Sunday, Raj shared multiple pictures of him having a good time with his buddies which hints at how much he loved his friends.
Raj is survived by wife Mandira and son Veer and daughter Tara. The writer-director-producer helmed three films in his career – Pyaar Mein Kabhie Kabhie, Shaadi Ka Ladoo and Anthony Kaun Hai. He started his career as a copywriter. In films, he started assisting Mukul Anand, including Subhash Ghai’s Trimurti.
Kaushal's last directorial venture was the 2006 thriller, Anthony Kaun Hai?, starring Arshad Warsi and Sanjay Dutt. He worked as a producer for films My Brother Nikhil, Shaadi Ka Laddoo and Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi.