Sudhakar Pandey, producer of path breaking Bhojpuri Film Sasura Bada Paisa Wala left for heavenly abode on Thursday, 20th Aug 2009. He was only 37 years old and was suffering from liver disease. He died in a private hospital at Mumbai.
According to the PR consultant of Triveni Kala Mandir,(a companuy of Sudhakar Pandey) Shashikant Singh, Sudhakar Pandey was born on 15th Aug 1972 at Sultanpur in Uttar Pradesh. His last rites will be done at Sultanpur and his body has been taken for Sultanpur and Bhojpuri Super Star Manoj Tiwari has gone with the body for Sultanpur.
Sudhakar Pandey produced Sasura Bada Paisa Wala in 2004 and it revived the dead Bhojpuri Cinema and made it stand parallel to Hndi cinema. Even today producers get encouraged to produce Bhojpuri film by the success of Sasura Bada Paise Wala. Manoj Tiwari was introduced to Bhojpuri films with this film and Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua too was introduced by Sudhakar Pandey with his film Chalat Musafir Moh Liyo Re. Today both these actors are Super Stars of Bhojpuri Cinema.
Sudhakar Pandey produced only four films. The other two were Daroga Babu I Love You, and Rang De Basanti Chola. The present day Bhojpuri Cinema Industry shall remain indebted to Sudhakar Pandey for reviving the Bhojpuri film industry. Manoj Tiwari has expressed his grief saying that the architect of present day Bhojpuri film industry has gone. Many stalwarts of Bhojpuri cinema have expressed their sorrow and these include actress Nagma, producers Jagdish Sharma, Snil Boobna, Kishan Khadaria, Dr.Samjay Sinha, Monika Sinha,Jitesh Dubey, Abhay Sinha, Mahesh Pandey, Aslam Sheikh, Vinay Anand, Rinku Ghosh,anf Kumar Mohan.
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