Phir Hera Pheri Director Neeraj Vora Passes Away

Writer and filmmaker Neeraj Vora, who was in coma since a year, died this morning at a Mumbai hospital. He was 54...

Actor and filmmaker, Neeraj Vora, who was critically ill since a long time, took his last breath this morning. He was admitted in Criti Care Hospital, Juhu.

The funeral will take place at  Santacruz Electric Crematorium at 3 pm.

Confirming the news of his demise, filmmaker Ashoke Pandit 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.”

Last year, the filmmaker suffered a massive brain stroke after which his health kept deteriorating with time.

Neeraj, who has acted in several films such as Rangeela (1995), Mann (1999) and Bol Bachchan (2012) among others and helmed Khiladi 420 (2000) and Phir Hera Pheri (2006), was admitted to a leading Delhi hospital in October last year and was battling for life since then.

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Neeraj Vora With Ajay Devgn And Asrani In Bol Bachchan

Originally from Gujarat, Neeraj made his foray in Bollywood as a writer for Aamir Khan’s film Rangeela. A few films later, he debuted as a director with Khiladi 420, which failed to work its magic at the box-office. He resumed writing films and worked with Firoz Nadiadwala on Awara Paagal Deewana (2002) and Deewane Huye Paagal (2005). The two then collaborated on Phir Hera Pheri (2006, Neeraj directed it), the sequel to the Hera Pheri (2000), which starred Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar and Suniel Shetty in lead roles.

May his soul rest in peace.

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