Vikram Gokhale, a name that had simply mesmerized the cine lovers for over four-decades. he made his debut into cinema with Amitabh Bachchan starrer Parwana (1971). His balanced acting and subtle dialogue representation attracted each and everybody. Though, Vikarm Gokhale created a niche for himself with the Marathi stage but subsequently made his strong presence in the Hindi filmdom having numerous big banners to his credit. During 80s with the advent of tele-serials on Doordarshan, he became a household name, yet he created a special place for himself among his admirers. Personally, I simply fell in love with his acting ever since I saw him. I remember watching him for the first time in a Marathi film on Doordarshan in the regional film telecast on Sundays. However, his acting in Amol Palekar’s ‘kasturi’ was simply awesome.
In 2010, Gokhale received the National Award for Best Actor for his work in the Marathi film Anumati. He also forayed into direction with the Marathi film Aaghaat. Known for balanced acting, Gokhale was a director’s actor and would fit in any character or shade. Predominantly an actor who played positive shades but had also done negative characters.
Vikram Gokhale, who worked in numerous Hindi films including including Amitabh Bachchan’s Agneepath and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, starring Salman Khan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. His career spanning over a period of over 40 years, he also starred in several television serials.
Gokhale starred in films like Mission Mangal, Hichki, Aiyaari, Bang Bang!, De Dana Dan and Bhool Bhulaiyaa, among others in the recent years. He was last seen in the Marathi film ‘Godavari. He was seen in Nikamma, alongside Shilpa Shetty and Abhimanyu Dassani earlier this year.
His condition deteriorated since Friday late night. His wife Vrushali said, “He slipped into coma yesterday afternoon and post that, he has not responded to touch. He is on ventilator. Doctors will decide tomorrow morning what to do, depending on whether he’s improving, sinking or still not responding. He improved a bit but slipped again. He has had a host of issues, like in heart and kidney. At the moment, he has had a multi-organ failure.”
Vikarm Gokhale is no more but he will be alive through his work. The social media has been abuzz ever since the news of his death has been flashed.
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