Bollywood filmmakers and actors have joined a global chorus of tributes to Hollywood film director and producer Tony Scott.
The man behind such iconic hits as Top Gun, Enemy of the State and Beverly Hills Cop 2, committed suicide Sunday after reportedly learning he was suffering from inoperable brain cancer.
He was 68.
Director Karan Johar described Scott – the brother of Gladiator director Ridley Scott – as “Pure Genuis” as the Bollywood family took to Twitter to pay their respects:
Here’s what they wrote:
Karan Johar: RIP Tony Scott… Your true romance with cinema will live on forever.
Anubhav Sinha: This is unfair Mr.Tony Scott. But rest in peace sir and remember we feel obliged for what you did to cinema worldwide.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Shocked to hear about my favourite THE UNSTOPPABLE Filmmaker Tony Scott’s demise… RIP.
Sujoy Ghosh: How much I learnt from watching films of Tony Scott. Nobody blended style and pace better.
Atul Kasbekar: Director Tony Scott passed away. Huge filmography but if you haven’t seen ‘True Romance’, do yourself a favour and see it asap.
Neha Dhupia: The loss of yet another film genius. He made action look so pleasant! Tony Scott RIP.
Ranvir Shorey: Shocked to read about Tony Scott. The mysteries of the human heart. RIP.
Sonam Kapoor: This is so sad. He was one of my favourite filmmakers.
Siddharth: Terrible news about Tony Scott ending his own life. Big fan of his big ticket Hollywood pictures… what a way to go! Sad.
Sophie Choudry: Thank you for your movies that made us dream, think and sit on the edge of our seats! You blended style and story like no other. RIP Tony Scott.
– Poonam Joshi