Mehta took to Twitter to write, "Pradeep Sarkar. Dada. RIP."
Actor Neetu Chandra also confirmed his demise on Twitter. She wrote, "Very sad to know about our dearest director @pradeepsrkar dada. I started my career with him. He had an aesthetic talent to make his films look larger than life. From #Parineeta #lagachunrimeindaag to a no. Of movies. Dada, you will be be missed. #RestInPeace (sic)."
He is known for films like Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, Lafangey Parindey, and Mardaani all of which have been produced by Yash Raj Films. He also worked in a film called Helicopter Eela which starred Kajol in a leading role. This was one of the last films directed by him.