Kareena Kapor Khan, who worked with the director on the blockbuster film ‘Bodyguard‘ co-starring Salman Khan, took to her social media handle to pen a heartfelt note.
Noted Malayalam filmmaker and screenwriter Siddique, who directed the blockbuster ‘Bodyguard’, is critically ill and undergoing treatment at a private hospital. The director suffered a heart attack on Monday (Aug 7) and is on ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) support, which helps
Siddique, popular Malayalam filmmaker and scriptwriter, passed away at the age of 63 in Kochi. He had been undergoing treatment for various ailments and was on ECMO support . Known for movies like ‘Nadodikkattu’, ‘Ramji Rao Speaking’, and ‘In Harihar Nagar’, Siddique had won acclaim for his 2010
Sharing a black and white photo of Siddique, she wrote, “Will always remember you like this… with a smile. You will be missed, Siddique Sir.”
The 63-year-old was undergoing treatment for various ailments at the Amrita hospital for over a month. He reportedly suffered a heart attack on Monday. He sadly breathed his last at 9.13 PM on Tuesday.
The filmmaker, who had helmed numerous superhit Malayalam movies, was in critical condition and was on ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), which provides respiratory support when a person’s lungs and heart are not performing adequately.
Siddique delivered several hit movies along with his friend Lal — who is also an actor who played leading roles in various hit films himself such as ‘Thenkasipattanam’, ‘Thommanum Makkalum’, and ‘Salt and Pepper’ among others — and the filmmaker duo was popularly known as ‘Siddique-Lal’.
‘Siddique-Lal’ movies such as ‘Ramji Rao Speaking’, ‘In Harihar Nagar’, ‘Godfather’, ‘Vietnam Colony’ and ‘Kabooliwala’ were massive hits. Siddique is also the director of blockbuster movies including ‘Hitler’, ‘Friends’, ‘Chronic Bachelor’, and ‘Bodyguard’, among others. He directed the remake of his movie ‘Bodyguard’ in Hindi and Tamil, both of which performed well at the box office.