Puneet revealed that their relationship could be described as the one that sportsmen have on and off the field. “They would chat and laugh off the camera. They sort of fooled the media. My father loved Manmohan Desai.”
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Manmohan Desai’s untimely death hit Prakash Mehra hard. “I never saw my father crying so much. He was howling when Mr Manmohan Desai passed away.”
Back in the day, Manmohan Desai had died in mysterious circumstances and his death was alleged to be suicide. We broached this softly with Puneet if he knew why Desai was disturbed. According to Puneet, the failure of his movie ‘Anmol‘ had pained him. But Puneet or his father never discussed that with the Desai family: Puneet added that people who go away should be left with dignity.