Jatin Shah, famous for being Ronak in Kasturi, has lost his father in Bhopal.The actor rushed home on hearing of the news and we spoke to his friend Ali Merchant for details.”His father had a heart attack last week,” said Ali.Previously his father had not had a major problem with his health, Ali said, but this first attack was very severe.”Jatin was in Mumbai when it happened,” said Ali, “he is here alone and his family is in Bhopal.” Ali said Jatin was close to his family.”It was a huge shock to him and he left immediately when he heard the bad news,” said Ali, “he is still with them.”Jatin lived with a joint family there, he said.Ali said he had not been able to go with him when the event happened but “we will surely go and meet him as soon as he comes back.”
Jatin got this painful blow in the same week that he got some good news. Over the weekend, he received his first award for acting, for his role in Kasturi in the Indian Telly Awards. Ali received the award on his behalf. Jatin and his girlfriend Priya Bhatija participated in Nach Baliye 4 but were eliminated after three weeks. Jatin debuted in television via Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, then he did Kasturi, Mahabharat and many other shows with Balaji.
Report By: Sonali Joshi