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Bachchans, Ranveer grieve with Rani Mukerji

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Last updated on: October 26, 2017 17:38 IST
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Rani Mukerji's friends make sure to stand by her side at her father Ram Mukherjee's prayer service.

Rani Mukerji's director father Ram Mukherjee, who directed movies like Hum Hindustani, Leader and Ek Bar Mooskura Do, passed away on October 22. 

While not too many film personalities attended the funeral, held on the same afternoon, many turned up at the chautha.

The prayer service was held at the ISKCON temple in Juhu, a western Mumbai suburb, on October 25.


Rani Mukerji makes her way in with her brother Raja.


Raja's wife Jyoti, their son and his mother, Krishna, arrive.


Amitabh Bachchan arrives with wife Jaya, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya.

The Bachchan men have done many films with Rani.

Amitabh has acted with her in films like Babul, Black and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... while Abhishek has done Yuva, Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai...

Both father and son shared the screen with her in Bunty Aur Babli.


The talents of Yash Raj Films made sure to be with Rani in her moment of grief.

Vaani Kapoor, who was launched by the banner in Shuddh Desi Romance opposite Sushant Singh Rajput and later starred in Aditya Chopra's Befikre opposite Ranveer Singh, walks in.


Aamir Khan came with wife Kiran Rao.

Aamir was one of Rani's earliest heroes in Ghulam (1998).


Asha Parekh had got a break with Filmalaya Studios, which was co-founded by Ram Mukherjee. He also directed her in Hum Hindustani.


Ameesha Patel arrives to pay her respects.


Sridevi, dressed in beige, arrives with husband Boney Kapoor.

Neil Nitin Mukesh was accompanied by his mother, Nishi.


His father Nitin Mukesh joins in.


Rani's uncle Deb Mukherjee with wife Amrit.


Shaad Ali arrives with wife Aarti Patkar.

He has directed Rani in two of her best films, Saathiya and Bunty Aur Babli.


Siddharth Kak with wife Gita.


Kabir Khan with his wife, Mini Mathur.


Neetu Kapoor is accompanied by sister-in-law Reema Jain.


Shashi Kapoor's son Kunal, Shammi Kapoor's daughter Kanchan and her husband Ketan Desai (Manmohan Desai's son).


Shammi Kapoor's wife Neela Devi.


Kareena Kapoor Khan and Karisma Kapoor.


Their father, Randhir Kapoor.


Priyanka Chopra's mother, Madhu, fills in for her daughter.


Shamita Shetty with her mother Sunanda.


The late Om Puri's wife, Nandita, arrives with son Ishaan.


The Burmawalla brothers: Abbas, Mustan and Hussain.


Ranveer Singh owes his successful career to Yash Raj Films and he makes sure to attend.


Farah Khan is escorted by I Hate Luv Storys director Punit Malhotra.



Sunny Deewan is seen with Tahir Raj Bhasin of Mardaani fame.


Riteish Deshmukh and Arjun Kapoor arrive.


Actresses Neelam and Bhagyashree.


Maneish Paul and Sikander Kher.


Directors Karan Johar and Omung Kumar.


Anu Malik and Chunky Pandey.


Watch the video: Rani Mukerji thanks all those who attended the chautha.



Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar

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