Celebrities including Johnny Lever, Rakesh Bedi, Sudesh Bhosale, Aditya Pancholi, Avtar Gill, and Raza Murad visited late veteran actor Junior Mehmood’s residence to pay their last respects. Junior Mehmood, who was battling with stage four stomach cancer, passed away at the age of 67 in the early hours of Friday in Mumbai.
Johnny Lever was joined by his children Jamie Lever and Jessy Lever as they visited Junior Mehmood's home. All of them clicked pictures with the family members of the late actor. In a video, Johnny is seen sitting with Aditya Pancholi, Rakesh and others and they are seen holding the late actor's photo.
Earlier, Junior Mehmood's family friend confirmed the news of his demise and said, "He passed away last night at 2 am in Mumbai. He was suffering from stomach cancer and was not keeping well for the last few days. His last rites will be performed in Santacruz burial ground after today's afternoon prayers."
Talking to ANI, Aditya Pancholi had mentioned, "Very sad, he was a very kind person and he helped many people. I will remember him throughout my life and pray to God that his soul rests in peace and his family gets strength. He was like my brother, when we did not have a car, he used to take us around during the struggling days."
Raza Murad talked about the late actor and said, "In 110 years of Indian films' history, there is no such superstar child artist like him that has come till date in the industry. Whether it was Rajesh Khanna's Haathi Mere Saathi, Aan Milo Sajna, superstars also needed Junior Mehmood. He is the only child artist in history, who had his own audience, who was a superstar in his own. His name used to create rhythm in the film. Distributors also wanted him. He was paired with Sheikh Mukhtar Saab. They were like master and apprentice."
Junior Mehmood, known for his roles in films such as ‘Do Aur Do Paanch’, ‘Brahmachari’, ‘Mera Naam Joker’, ‘Parvarish’, ‘Kati Patang’ and ‘Aan Milo Sajna’, among others, had worked in over 200 films in different languages. He started his film career as a child actor in 'Mohabbat Zindagi Hai' (1966).