KV Anand no more: Indian cinema celebrities react to the demise of the acclaimed DoP-filmmaker


The Indian film industry woke up to the news of the untimely demise of National Award-winning cinematographer and director KV Anand. The 54-year-old filmmaker suffered a massive cardiac arrest in the early hours of Friday, and passed away. 

Right from the time, the news broke in, celebrities and fans alike have taken to social media to share their condolences. 

Kamal Haasan traced the journey of KV Anand from a photojournalist to an acclaimed cinematographer and filmmaker, and said,

பத்திரிகைகளில் புகைப்படக் கலைஞராகத் தன் வாழ்க்கையைத் தொடங்கிய கே.வி.ஆனந்த் தளராத தன்முனைப்பினால் தன்னை ஒரு சிறந்த ஒளிப்பதிவாளராகவும், இயக்குனராகவும் நிலைநிறுத்திக் கொண்டவர். அவரது மறைவு சினிமாவிற்குப் பேரிழப்பு. அஞ்சலி.

— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) April 30, 2021

Actor Prithviraj, who made his Tamil debut with KV Anand’s directorial debut, Kana Kanden, said,

Rest in peace K. V. Anand sir! You played a way more important role in my career than you will ever realise. Indian cinema will miss you forever! Heartbroken! pic.twitter.com/IbAOvflFfm

— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) April 30, 2021

Harris Jayaraj, a frequent collaborator of Anand, said,

unfortunate and extremely shock to hear this devastating News. RIP my friend KV Anand.

— Harris Jayaraj (@Jharrisjayaraj) April 30, 2021

Mohanlal, who starred in Thenmavin Kombathu, Minnaram and Chandralekha, Anand’s only Malayalam films, said,

Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. K.V. Anand sir you will be missed forever. Prayers for the departed soul. Pranams

— Mohanlal (@Mohanlal) April 30, 2021

Director Karthik Subbaraj said,

Deepest condolences….

Rest in Peace KV Anand sir…

— karthik subbaraj (@karthiksubbaraj) April 30, 2021

Actor Gautham Karthik shared his condolences, and said,

We’ve lost a wonderful creator. #KVAnand sir may you rest in peace.

My condolences to the family… pic.twitter.com/kx6re0jpv7

— Gautham Karthik (@Gautham_Karthik) April 30, 2021

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