Actor, Model and Entrepreneur Sai Gundewar, who worked in popular films like PK, Rock On, among other films, passed away due to brain cancer at the age of 42 on May 10 in USA. The actor had been receiving treatment for brain cancer at a hospital in Los Angeles, USA, since the past year.
The young actor, who was born in Nagpur in 1978, had acted in several America’s popular series like S.W.A.T, Cagney and Lacey, The Orville, The Mars, Conspiracies. In 2007, Sai had to return to India as he couldn’t get a green card. In India, his popularity rose in 2010, when he appeared on MTV Spitsvilla Season 4. Sai had done small roles in films like PK, Rock On, Pappu Can’t Dance Sala, Love Breakup Zindagi, David, I Me aur Mai and Bazaar. He also starred in a lead role in the Marathi film ‘A Dot Com Mom’.
Sai’s death was mourned by several of his friends from the industry on social media. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh too mourned his death.
पी. के. सारख्या लोकप्रिय चित्रपटांच्या माध्यमातून प्रेक्षकांची मने जिंकणारे अभिनेते साईप्रसाद गुंडेवार यांची कॅन्सरशी झुंज अखेर अपयशी ठरली. त्यांच्या निधनाने भारतीय चित्रपट सृष्टीने हरहुन्नरी अभिनेता गमावला आहे. भावपूर्ण श्रद्धांजली! pic.twitter.com/oHg8qDq4UF
— ANIL DESHMUKH (@AnilDeshmukhNCP) May 10, 2020
Along with being an actor, Sai was also the co-founder of Foodzim – a healthy meal delivery service in Mumbai. Sai is survived by his wife Sapna Amim, a fashion designer, his mother Rajashree Gundewar and father Rajeev Gundewar.
Here’s one of the scene in the movie PK, in which Sai acted: