The entertainment industry mourns the loss of veteran actor Junior Mehmood, who succumbed to stage four cancer on Friday. Amidst the heartfelt tributes pouring in, actor Nakuul Mehta, reminiscing about their time together on the set of “Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara,” shared a poignant tribute to his former co-star.
Nakuul Mehta took to social media to honor the memory of Junior Mehmood, with whom he shared the screen in his debut television show. Posting an old photo from the set, Mehta fondly recalled the late actor’s significant presence, describing him as the ‘invisible glue’ that bound the show together.
Reflecting on their initial days of working together, Mehta expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate with Junior Mehmood. “Junior Mehmood Saab set the tone for our relationship by fondly calling me Adi Baba on and off sets, and I lovingly addressed him as Junior Sir,” he shared.
Highlighting Junior Mehmood’s remarkable career spanning 55 years, Mehta underscored the actor’s humility despite his vast experience in the industry. He emphasized the late actor’s role as an unassuming yet integral part of the set, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for both seasoned artists and newcomers.
Acknowledging Junior Mehmood’s unparalleled contribution, Mehta elaborated on the late actor’s encouraging demeanor and his knack for blending seamlessly into the ensemble cast. He noted how Junior Mehmood, often referred to as Shanky Kaka, exuded a quiet yet impactful presence that held the show together, a facet that often went unrecognized.
“Living his childhood dream,” Mehta shared, encapsulating Junior Mehmood’s sheer passion for being on set and nurturing an environment conducive to creativity.
“Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara,” released in 2012, starred Junior Mehmood alongside Nakuul Mehta, Disha Parmar, Mukesh Khanna, and others, marking a significant milestone in Mehta’s acting journey.
As Junior Mehmood bids farewell, his funeral was attended by several celebrities from the industry, including Johnny Lever, Raza Murad, Aditya Pancholi, and more, commemorating the legacy of a seasoned artist whose presence left an indelible mark on the hearts of many.
Sources By Agencies