Bollywood acting guru Roshan Taneja no more | He trained likes of Naseer, Jaya Bachchan and scores of other stars

Roshan Taneja no more

The Hush Post| 10:54 am |one-minute-read|

Acting guru who has trained hundreds of Bollywood actors and stars, Roshan Taneja is no more.He trained the likes of Jaya Bachchan, Shabana Azmi, Anil Kapoor and several others. he breathed his last on Friday. He was 87 years old.

Taneja is the founder and former Head of the Acting Department at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. He is credited to be the pioneer of Method Acting in India.

The news of his death was confirmed by his son, Rohit Taneja said, “My father passed away last night (Friday) at 9.30 pm in his sleep at home after a prolonged illness.” Reportedly his funeral will be held today evening at Santa Cruz.

Taneja not only taught at FTII, but also trained budding talents in his private acting school- ‘Roshan Taneja School of Acting’. The alumni of his school are top actors like Naseeruddin Shah, Gulshan Grover, Aamir Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, Madhuri Dixit and several others.

Several B-town stars took to their social media handles to pay condolences to their acting guru.

Veteran actress Shabana Azmi wrote, “I was privileged to be trained in Acting by him. My deepest condolences to his family. RIP Taneja Sir.”

 

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