Veteran actor Yusuf Hussain dies at 73; filmmaker Hansal Mehta confirms

written by Ritika Nath | October 30, 2021

Yusuf Hussain, a veteran actor, has died. Director Hansal Mehta was the first one to confirm this information in an emotional social media post. Hansal stated in a tweet that he now feels as if he is an orphan. Among those who expressed their condolences were Pooja Bhatt, Reema Kagti, Nikhil Advani, and Kubbra Sait.

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Filmmaker Hansal Mehta took to social media to confirm the heartbreaking news of Yusuf Hussain's death and paid emotional tribute to him. In his moving eulogy, Hansal recalled how the actor assisted him while he was working on his film Shahid. Hansal expressed how life would be different without him.

Hansal Mehta writes, "I had completed 2 schedules of Shahid. And we were stuck. I was troubled. A non-existent career as a filmmaker was almost finished completely. He just came up to me and said I have a fixed deposit and it is of no use to me if you are so troubled. He wrote a cheque. Shahid was completed. That was Yusuf Husain. Not my father-in-law but a father. He was life - if life itself had to have a physical form."

He further stated, “Today he is gone. To remind all those women in heaven that they are ‘Duniya ki sabse khubsurat ladki’ and all the men that they are ‘Haseen naujwaan’. And then to end with a booming ‘love you love you love you’. Yusuf Saab I owe this new life to you. I am truly orphaned today. Life will never be the same. I will miss you terribly. My Urdu will remain broken. And yes - love you love you love you!”

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In addition to "Dabangg 3," "Oh My God," and "I Am Singh," the veteran actor has worked on the upcoming thriller "Bob Biswas," starring Abhishek Bachchan.

Bachchan expressed his condolences to the veteran on Twitter. "We collaborated on several films, beginning with 'Kuch Na Kaho' and ending with 'Bob Biswas.' He was gentle, kind, and welcoming. My heartfelt condolences to his family."

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