Nitesh Pandey's demise: Anupamaa actress Rupali Ganguly reveals a heartwrenching anecdote about the late actor
Recalling an emotional anecdote, Rupali said, “He had messaged me just last week about a painting he had made and we had made plans to make our sons meet."
After the sudden demise of Nitesh Pandey, Anupamaa star Rupali Ganguly is in deep shock. The actress revealed that the late actor has been the only industry friend who stayed constantly in touch even during her sabbatical. Not only this, she said that he has been big support during her pregnancy as he and his wife Arpita Pandey also expected their child around the same time.
Recalling an emotional anecdote, Rupali said, “ He had messaged me just last week about a painting he had made and we had made plans to make our sons meet. We would bond over dogs. His wife Arpita is an animal caregiver and a feeder too like me. I am devastated! He was so fiercely protective about me. Even when he came to 'Anupamaa', it felt as if you had your bestie next to you at your workplace.”
She further added that it was just this month that the late actor told her to meet. “Just this month beginning, I had gone very late for a film's get together and saw his car leaving, so I called him and said I saw you and he said: "Tu ruk main aata hoon gaadi ghumake, and I said 'no no ghar jaa agle hafte milte hai.' Teen hafte ho gaye uss baat ko ('Wait, I'll just turn around my car and meet you. I told him to go home and that we will meet next week. It's been 3 weeks since) and now I will never meet him. I can't believe this."
Nitesh Pandey played the role of Dheeraj Kumar in the TV show Anupamaa. On Wednesday morning, he was found dead at a hotel in Igatpuri near Nashik, Maharashtra. According to reports, he was travelling for work. The Nasik Police told that he was declared dead on arrival at the hospital after he was found unconscious in his hotel room. The 51-year-old suffered cardiac arrest as per reports. Besides TV shows, he also worked in films like Badhaai Do, Om Shanti Om, Dabangg 2, and Madaari among others in the span of 25 years of his acting journey. He is survived by his wife Arpita and a son Aarav.