"Who was to know that my story in the omnibus Bombay Talkies would turn out to be Sadashivji's swan song? I am so glad I worked with him in Bombay Talkies," said the director
"Sadashiv didn't play the role. He owned it and he lived every moment of the character. He wasn't judgemental about Rama Shetty," says the filmmaker
Mr Amrapurkar appeared as struggling actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's dead theatre coach in Star, director Dibakar Banerjee's contribution to 2013 anthology Bombay Talkies
We give you a list of some lesser known facts about the versatile actor
A handful of filmmakers and actors from Bollywood paid their last respects to actor Sadashiv Amrapurkar who died on in Mumbai on November 3 after battling severe lung infection. Conspicuous by their absence, were the fraternity's A-list stars who had expressed their grief on social networking sites.
Sadashiv Amrapurkar made his Bollywood debut as manipulative don Rama Shetty, a performance that fetched him the Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actor.