Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor flew down to Chennai along with his brother Boney Kapoor, to attend the last rites of filmmaker Bapu on Tuesday. Anil Kapoor's first film in a lead role was Vamsa Vruksham, a 1980 Telugu film directed by Bapu. "Bapu's contribution to my career is significant and I am what I am because of Bapu. My first film as an actor was under him for Vamsa Vruksham in Telugu and later I worked with him again in Woh Saat Din and those films moulded my career," recalled Anil.
"He's like my guru and mentor and I picked up acting tricks from him. I'm completely saddened to hear the loss of one of our country's greatest directors. I've worked with some of the world's renowned filmmakers, but I rate Bapu as the best amongst them," added Anil Kapoor.