Veteran actor and filmmaker Lalit Behl, who featured in films
such as ‘Title’ and ‘Mukti Bhavan’, died on Friday due to complications arising
from COVID-19, PTI reported, quoting his son, director Kanu Behl. The ‘Mukti Bhawan’ actor, who died aged 71, was diagnosed with COVID-19 last week and was being treated at the Apollo hospital
in New Delhi.

“He passed away in the afternoon. He had a history of
heart ailments and had COVID, so it got complicated. He had an infection in his
lungs which got severe and that, with the previous medical history he had,
complicated his health further”, Kanu Behl was quoted by PTI as saying.

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Working both as an actor as well as a director, Behl started
his career directing telefilms for Doordarshan such as ‘Tapish’, ‘Aatish’, ‘Sunhri
Jild’ etc, while acting in the television show ‘Afsane’.

His recent works included Titli (2013), Mukti Bhavan (2016),
Amazon Prime Video web series ‘Made in Heaven’ (2019) and ‘Judgementall Hai Kya

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Actor Adil Hussain, who worked alongside Behl in ‘Mukti
Bhavan’, on Friday mourned his death on Twitter.

“Extremely saddened by the demise of one of my dearest
and most respected co-actors, Lalit Behl jee. Who, so brilliantly played the
father in @MuktiBhawan! I feel the loss of my father again! Dear Kanu I am so
very sorry for your loss”, Hussain tweeted out.