Chandigarh: The genial sardar who not just brought on a smile but also provoked introspection with his biting wit and humour is no more. Jaspal Bhatti, who passed away after a road accident in the early hours of Thursday, was the original king of satire and spoof. He was 57. His simple smile and disarming warmth struck an instant chord, spreading good cheer. On Thursday, as his body lay covered with a sheet in a Jalandhar hospital, there was gloom all around.
This was the day he was to end his over 40-day promotional tour of his latest film ‘Power Cut’ in Punjab’s cultural capital Jalandhar. The film, which sees the launch of his son Jasraj, is to be released on Friday.
The quintessential entertainer till the very end, Bhatti, who was born on March 3, 1955 in Amritsar, was killed near Punjab’s Nakodar town.