New Delhi: Kartik Aaryan recalled his “best landlord” in Mumbai, the late actor-filmmaker Satish Kaushik. Kartik shared a picture of Satish standing in a room on his Instagram Stories on Friday. Satish Kaushik was seen in the photo smiling and posing with his hands folded.
“A great actor, a great human being, and the best landlord, I had during my struggling days in the city. Will always remember your encouraging words and laughter sir. RIP Satish Sir (folded hands emoji),” Kartik wrote in his Instagram story.
In the past, Kartik has talked about the difficult times when he lived in an apartment with 12 other people.
Speaking with Humans of Bombay in 2019, Kartik said,“I’d travel for 6 hours 3-4 times a week for auditions. At times, I’d be rejected from outside the studio because I didn’t ‘look the part’. But I still had hope. Soon I got projects like a few seconds in an ad & they kept me going. Eventually I rented a flat in Andheri with 12 boys. I had limited finances.”
“After 2 & a half years of struggle, what I had imagined as a possibility, was now a reality. After Pyaar Ka Punchama, there still weren’t many opportunities. I stayed in the same flat with 12 boys till my third film,” also added.
Satish Kaushik, 66, passed away on Thursday in Delhi from a heart attack. His family and close friends, including actors Anupam Kher and Ashok Pandit, and other mourners attended the actor’s final rites at the Versova crematorium at around 8:30 p.m. After a post-mortem at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital in Delhi, the actor’s body was transported to Mumbai and brought to his home in the Versova area of Mumbai at about 6.30 p.m.
David Dhawan, Subhash Ghai, Javed Akhtar, Anupam Kher, Salman Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Tabu, and Shilpa Shetty were among the many celebrities who visited his home to express their condolences.