Former CM of the Haryana, Prakash Sigh Badal also came to pay a last visit to Bhatti. "We all very shocked. Whole nation has suffered a huge loss. He was such an artist who fulfilled his all responsibilities to address social issues of the society and did it with honesty. That's the reason why the whole of Punjab and the nation loved him. This loss can't be replenished," said Daljeet Singh Cheema, advisor of Prakash Singh Badal.
Bhatti's co-star Ronki Ram also expressed his condolences on the death of his friend. "Dying in an accident is really sad of Jaspal Bhatti ji. He was an asrtist who always gave smiles to the people, that too with a very serious social message and always talked about improving society. The death of this kind of actor, director and artist is a huge loss for Punjab," said Ronki Ram.
How the accident occurred is still not clear but police believes that his son, Jasraj, who was driving either dozed off or may be the car went off the road while tackling a blind turn because no other vehicle was hit at the spot.
The promoter of the film Power Cut that Bhatti was promoting, Naveen Joshi, was also in the car and sustained major injuries. As per the police he was also sinking but because he was brought to the hospital on time doctors were able to save him.
Bhatti's son Jasraj and the film's heroine Surili Gautam were sitting in the front, and wer save due to air-bags. The car in which the 57-year-old actor, director was travelling hit a roadside tree near Shahkot in Nakodar area of the district around 1 am. Bhatti was going to Jalandhar from Bhatinda for the promotion of his Punjabi film 'Power Cut' scheduled to be released on Friday.
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