Actor Narendra Jha suffered cardiac arrest; dies
Mumbai: Hindi film actor Narendra Jha, who was featured in many films like Haider and Raees, lost his life early on Wednesday due to a heart attack. He was 55.
Narendra was at his farmhouse in Nanegaon, Maharashtra, when he complained of chest pain, the actor's driver said.
"He had no health issues and last night (Tuesday) he was fine. He ate properly and spoke to us... Things were fine. Around 4000 hours today, he felt a chest pain so we took him to a nearby hospital, but everything was over by then," Lakshman Singh, the driver stated.
Born and brought up in Delhi, Narendra also featured in films like Mohenjo Daro and Kaabil. He worked with iconic filmmakers like Shyam Benegal in the film Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero.
He also featured in a play Samvidhaan, in which he played Muhammad Ali Jinnah, as well as did shows on television.
Narendra was also signed up for the upcoming Salman Khan starrer Race 3, as well as another movie.
The actor was married to former Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) CEO Pankaja Thakur.