It is with sadness that we must report that director and actor Manish Acharya passed away today. It is being said that it was a riding accident in Matheran but the details are unclear.
His first film Loins of Punjab was critically acclaimed and was called one of the funniest films ever. We spoke to the director about the film and he was warm, funny and gave brilliant and insightful answers to our questions. He was also seen in a small role in the Zoya Akhtar directed Luck By Chance as well as playing the narrator for the wonderful Sita Sings the Blues.
The director will be greatly missed and many in the industry have sent out their shock, their sadness and their thoughts and prayers for his family and friends.
We here at BollySpice mourn the loss of this special man and join in sending out our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.