Bollywood film-maker Raj Kanwar dies

Bollywood director and producer Raj Kanwar has died in Singapore at the age of 50, reports say.

Kanwar had travelled to Singapore for a kidney transplant.

Kanwar was a prolific film-maker, responsible for such movies as Laadla, Judaai and Deewana, which launched the career of superstar Shah Rukh Khan.

Shah Rukh Khan tweeted: "My friend Raj Kanwarji passed away. The impermanence of life, makes one feel so helpless. May his soul rest in peace."

Actress Priyanka Chopra, who also made her debut in a Kanwar film, Andaaz, tweeted: "Saddens me so much, my first director Raj Kanwar passed away..RIP Rajji..You believed in me when even I didn't. Andaaz taught me everything I know."

Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan said he was "terribly saddened" by the news, saying Kanwar was "a lovely man, always happy, smiling and joking".