New Delhi: Bollywood actress Saira Khan, who replaced Sherlyn Chopra in the film ‘Kamasutra 3D’, passed away on Friday (April 19) morning. The cause of her death is yet to be known but some reports suggested that the actress suffered a cardiac arrest. Rupesh Paul, who directed Saira in ‘Kamasutra 3D’, released a statement on her death.
“It was difficult for Saira to sign the film because she came from a very conservative Muslim family and to make a debut with such a bold film after all the fuss in the media about it was in itself challenging. It took us months to finally get her on board but the wait was worth it as nobody else could’ve done justice to the movie unlike her. I found out about the news and was shocked,’’ Rupesh said in a statement.
‘’Later, I noticed that nobody had reported it and that was even more shocking. She deserved to be recognised for her performance and to remain unknown even after the brilliance she had is even more hurtful. It’s a mourning time for us and I hope she Rests in Peace,” the director further added.
Saira acted in a few regional movies before ‘Kamasutra 3D’. The 3D erotica film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2013.
We extend our condolences to Saira’s family.
May her soul rest in peace!