Aanand L Rai, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ranjeet attend prayer meet of Eros International founder Arjan Lulla

Arjan Lulla, the founder of the film production and distribution house, Eros International passed away on 17 December. He was 85.

“He passed away peacefully on Monday, 17 December. He brought love, comfort, and happiness to his loved ones and has left behind an abundance of joyful memories for us all to treasure. May almighty bless his soul, and may we continue to honour and cherish these memories with blessings and love. We love him and miss him deeply,” the Lulla family said in a statement.

A prayer meet was held in honour of the veteran producer at Gurduwara Dhan Pothodar in Santacruz, West, Mumbai on 20 December.

Among those who came to pay their last respects were veteran actor Ranjeet, director-producer Aanand L Rai, Jimmy Sheirgill, filmmakers Sanjay Gupta, Madhur Bhandarkar and producer Goldie Behl.

Ranjeet, Goldie Behl, Aanand L Rai, Jimmy Sheirgill

Lulla had founded his film production and distribution company in 1977. The company was listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange in 2010. Eros International also owns a 50% stake in Rai’s company, Colour Yellow Productions. Eros International is currently managed by Arjan’s sons Kishore and Sunil Lulla.

Arjan Lulla had begun his film production and distribution career with NN Sippy’s Ghar (1978), that featured Vinod Mehra and Rekha. After handing over the management reins to his sons, Arjan Lulla served as honorary life president at Eros International Media.

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