Rajjat Barjatya was the MD and CEO of Rajshri Productions; he had been battling cancer and passed away last Friday at a hospital in Mumbai. On Saturday, his funeral took place in Worli, Mumbai.
Salman Khan’s association with Rajjat and Rajshri Productions has been a long one. It was their movie ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’ that turned him overnight into a celebrity who has lasted decades in the business.
On Sunday, 31 July, 2016, a prayer meeting was held in Mumbai. It was attended by celebrities like Subhash Ghai, Satish Shah, Raveena Tandon, Sonam Kapoor, and Salman Khan.
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On Saturday, as news of the producer’s demise spread on social media, Salman Khan had tweeted: “Rest in peace my brother Rajjat Barjatya.” He also posted a photograph of him with the late producer.
Salman Khan was heartbroken at the death of Rajjat Barjatya, with whom the actor was reported to have a close friendship. He openly cried his heart out at the prayer meeting.
Rajshri Productions and Salman have a long and successful history behind them. Together they gave hits like ‘Maine Pyar Kiya’, ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun…!’, ‘Hum Saath Saath Hain’ and ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo’.