Hrithik Roshan says it was a pleasure working with his Koi Mil Gaya co-star Mithilesh Chaturvedi; pens note for late actor

Actor Hrithik Roshan paid a tribute to his Koi mil Gaya co-star Mithilesh Chaturvedi, who passed away on Thursday morning days after a cardiac arrest. Taking to his Twitter account, Hrithik Roshan penned, “Thoughts and prayers for Mithilesh Chaturvedi Sir, a veteran actor, who I’ve had the pleasure of working with multiple times. You will be missed. RIP (folded hands emoji).”

Mithilesh is most popular for featuring in movies like Gadar: Ek Prem Katha, Ready, and Asoka, among others. The 67-year-old actor suffered a cardiac arrest 10 days ago, and was admitted to Kokilaben Dhiruben Ambani hospital in Mumbai.

“He was admitted to the hospital for 8-10 days as he suffered cardiac arrest. He had breathing issues and was undergoing treatment. He passed away today morning at 4.00 am due to cardiac arrest,” his son-in-law Ashish Chaturvedi told news agency PTI.

Ready director Anees Bazmee said it was tough for him to process the actor’s demise. “Really not able to take this in! Spoke to him a couple of days back and now I see this! Really sad to lose such a gem who was a delight to work and spend time with. My heart goes out to the family. May your soul rest in peace Mithilesh bhai (brother),” he wrote on Twitter.

His last rites were held on Thursday evening at a crematorium in Versova. The actor is survived by his significant other, two daughters and a son.