Arjun Hingorani, the man behind the iconic Dharmendraâ€™s launch, passed away at the age of 92. He launched him in the film â€“Â Dil Bhi Tera Hum Bhi Tere in 1960. Hereâ€™s what the official statement says â€“Â â€śThe CFJ expresses deep sorrow on the sad demise of well-known producer-director Arjun Hingorani. He was the true masala filmmaker and he knew the pulse of the audience well. Apart from his films, and most of them having 3 Ks in the titles, his one of the biggest contribution to Hindi film industry was to give break to dynamic hero Dharmendra. His friendship with Dharmendra was evident from the fact that Dharmendra starred in most of his films. Whatâ€™s more. Even when Dharmendra opened his studio Sunny Super Sounds, he was the first one to make the booking,â€ť
On Twitter, hereâ€™s what a handle by the name @AapKaDharam had to say about his filmmakerâ€™s demise â€“Â Arjun Hingorani, the man who put his hand around the shoulder of this loner in Mumbai, has left us forever â€¦ I am extremely sad! May his soul rest in peace!! An old picture of the two was shared. It was a clear indication of a warm friendship between them.Â Even Rishi Kapoor paid condolences â€“ â€śR I P. Whenever the shot was ready,this man used to say â€śRishi sahab ko bulayeâ€ťand shout â€śDharmen ko bulaoâ€ťfor Dharmendra sahab â€“ coz he gave him a break in films. Dharam ji out of sheer respect obeyed him. We all three did â€śKaitlon Ke Kaatilâ€ť a super hit film. Adios Arjun ji!
Hingorani also directed a Sindhi film Abbana and helmed movies like Kab? Kyon Aur Kahan?, Kahani Kismat Ki, Khel Khiladi Ka, Karishma Kudrat Ka, Kaun Kare Kurbani and Kaise Kahoon Ke Pyaar Hai.