Friday, January 28, 2022

Shooter Dadi Chandro Tomar dies of covid; film saandh ki ankh had brought her into limelight

Sharpshooter Chandro Tomar, who was popularly known as “Shooter Dadi”, died on Friday at the age of 89. She had contracted the virus and was hospitalised due to breathing trouble. Chandro Tomar’s sister-in-law Prakashi Tomar tweeted on Friday, “Mera sath chhuth gaya. Chandro kahan chali gayi.”

Bhummi Pednekar and Taapsee Pannu, who played the sharpshooters in a 2019 film called Saand ki ankh, in her eulogy for Chandro Tomar, wrote tributes on Twitter. “For the inspiration you will always be… You will live on forever in all the girls you gave hope to live. My cutest rockstar May the love and peace be with you,” tweeted Taapsee, who played Prakashi.

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Bhumi Pednekar, who played the role of Chandro Tomar shared a chunk of memories from the sets of the film and she wrote in her post: “You will be missed so much. Forever Chandro Tomar #ShooterDadi.”

Prakashi Tomar announced the death of her sister-in-law by sharing this post on Twitter. Chandro Tomar began shooting when she was over 65 years old.

The film was based on the lives of sharpshooters Chandro and Prakashi Tomar, who were arguably the oldest shooters in the country and participated in over 30 national championships. Taapsee Pannu played Prakashi Tomar while actress Bhumi Pednekar starred as Chandro Tomar in the film.

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The film marked the directorial debut of Tushar Hiranandani, who is known for writing films like Ek Villain and Dishoom.Saand Ki Aankh was co-produced by Anurag Kashyap.

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