Veteran director, writer and producer O.P. Dutta expired late last night. The filmmaker was ill and admitted at the Kokilaben hospital at 7 pm yesterday and breathed his last around post 12 a.m. with the cremation scheduled today at Shivaji Park.
The filmmaker who began his career in 1948 as a director with Pyaar Ki Jeet, slowly transitioned into writing films like Border and Refugee which were directed by his son J P Dutta.
Bollywood Hungama sends out heartfelt condolences to the filmmaker's family and friends.