Bollywood industry lost another brilliant artist on December 14. The famous writer and filmmaker Neeraj Vora took his last breath at a Mumbai hospital. Neeraj rose to fame with his superhit ‘Hera Pheri’ series. He was all set to direct the third installment of the series and had begun the process of making the film when he suffered a heart attack. After the heart attack followed by a stroke in 2016, the director went into coma. Producer Firoz Nadiadwala then took him to his home and converted a room into a make-shift Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
According to Indian Express, filmmaker Ashok Pandit confirmed the news of Neeraj’s demise and said:
“Neeraj Vora died today at 3 am in Criti Care hospital in Juhu. He had been in coma and living at Firoz Nadiadwala’s place. When his condition deteriorated in the night, he was taken to the hospital, where he breathed his last.”
The initial works of Neeraj Vora include Shah Rukh Khan’s famous TV show ‘Circus’. With Ketan Mehta’s ‘Holi’ he made his acting debut in 1984. He has even starred in the films like ‘Rangeela’, ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’, ‘Akele Hum Akele Tum’, ‘Virasat’, ‘Mann’, ‘Satya’, ‘Mast’, ‘Pukar’ and ‘Company’. The last film he did as an actor was ‘Welcome Back’ in 2015.
Neeraj Vora was not only a great filmmaker and actor but also a brilliant writer who is famous for writing the first part of the Hera Pheri series (2000) and Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal (2006). The second part of ‘Hera Pheri’ earned him a lot of fame as a director.
Neeraj’s Hera Pheri series is one of the best Indian comedy movies. Giving him credit for getting him into the comedy venture, Akshay Kumar said his last goodbye to the brilliant artist.
Here’s the emotional tweet Akshay posted paying his tribute to Neeraj Vora:
One of the main reasons behind my foray into comedy, saddened to hear about the demise of #NeerajVora a multi-talented man, writer, director, actor…a mini industry by himself, learnt so much from him. RIP
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) December 14, 2017
Here’s how people reacted to Akshay’s tweet:
Rip Sir pic.twitter.com/YDjkyC4Y8o
— Mumin🏂 (@ImMumin) December 14, 2017
Sir do Hera pheri 3 and give tribute to #NeerajVora
— RAKSHITH (@RakshithKhiladi) December 14, 2017
Hope u will make Herapheri in ode to him
— Abhishek Kumar😎 (@abhishekv766) December 14, 2017
Yes. Sir Must Pay Tribute Film on Name of #NeerajVora Sir
Sir Plz do it now soon for Neeraj Sir
— Ankit Mehta (@Anki4uever) December 14, 2017
😓😓😓😓 krishna ne geeta me kaha tha.. tum kya lekar aaye the or kya lekar jaoge.. jo kamaya h yhi reh jayega… sirf yash reh jata h logo me.. kisi se moh mat karo.. khali hath aaye the khali hath jaoge… koi apna nhi h.. ye sharir nasvar h jiska tum itna moh kr rhe ho. RIP 🙏
— Tragedy queen 👑 (@Akkian_Rashmi) December 14, 2017
So sad because he was also part of Phir hera pheri and many more good movies ……😭😭😭😭
— SANJEEV KHILADI (@SanjeevNohara) December 14, 2017
Saddened by the demise of Neeraj Vora. An energetic and creative personality, he will be remembered for his films and warm nature. My thoughts are with his family and admirers in this sad hour.#RIPNeerajVora
— Rajvardhan (@therajvardhan) December 14, 2017
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