Jitu aka Jitendra Shastri, who played Usmaan in Ali Fazal and Pankaj Tripathi’s Mirzapur, has died. His colleague and actor Sanjay Mishra confirmed the news on social media while mourning Jitu’s death.
Sanjay captioned his post as, “Jitu brother, had you been around, you would have told me that sometimes a person goes out of network, while his name stays in the cell phone. You are out of the world but will always remain in network of my mind and heart. Om Shanti @jitu.shastri.7.”
Jitu had previously appeared in films such as Black Friday, India’s Most Wanted, Rajma Chawal, and Ashoka.
Jitu had also featured in movies like Lajja, Daur and Charas.
Rajesh Tailang, who also stars in Mirzapur tweeted, “Can’t believe Jitu Bhai is no more, what an amazing actor, what a wonderful human being, amazing sense of humour, got the opportunity to spend time working with him. It was my good fortune. #JitendraShastri Jitu Bhai Regards.”