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.
Late last night came the sad news that @RoshanTaneja passed away.He was my Guru at FTII and the only person whos feet I touched.I was privileged to be trained in Acting by https://t.co/TDtYgGxmLh deepest condolences to Didi and the family. RIP Taneja Sir
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) May 11, 2019
Several B-town stars took to their social media handles to pay condolences to their acting guru.
A very sad day for me. My guru Shri Roshan Taneja expired yesterday. I owe my career to him. RIP pic.twitter.com/XpdCLpR367
— rakesh bedi (@bolbedibol) May 11, 2019
Veteran actress Shabana Azmi wrote, “I was privileged to be trained in Acting by him. My deepest condolences to his family. RIP Taneja Sir.”