Saturday, January 5, 2008

Sholay Producer G P Sippy Passes Away

Ramesh Sippy and actor Dilip Kumar with GP Sippy in 2003, celebrating his 90th birthday

Gopaldas Parmanand Sippy, producer of Sholay and the father of Ramesh Sippy died on 25 December 2007. He was 93 years old. Before his son made history with Sholay, Ramesh had also directed Andaz (1971) and Seeta Aur Geeta (1972) under the Sippy banner.

GP Sippy's last film as producer was the unsuccessful Kajol-Saif Ali Khan starrer Hamesha (1997). Of course, Mr Sippy will always be remembered for taking a huge financial risk with Sholay. We are glad he took the risk...

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