Parvez Khan, a noted action director passed away at the age of 55 after a cardiac arrest on Monday. Among various other films, he crafted the action sequences in Andhadhun and gave Ayushmann Khurrana, who had never done action in cinema, a small taste of the thrill that a hero witnesses on set while doing action. For Ayushmann Khurrana, Parvez Khan will always be a special human being. Taking to his Instagram, the actor recalled working with Parvez and called his death a huge loss to the film industry.
He wrote, “Parvez Bhai introduced me to my first action stunt! I managed to pull it off in a chase sequence in Andhadhun and that too without safety mats! Though Parvez Bhai trained me and we rehearsed with safety mats, he was confident I would pull it off without the mats in the final take! His skill set was so strong that he taught me every possible step to land the jump perfectly and I did! His death is a big loss to the industry and for me. It’s huge for me personally because for me he will always be my action master. I’m praying for him and his entire family.”
In his statement, Ayushmann said, “I haven’t done an action movie ever and I had never performed an action stunt before I did Andhadhun. I was thrilled and excited and also apprehensive but Parvez bhai was a genius to put me at ease.”
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Parvez Khan started his career by assisting action director Akbar Bakshi in films like Akshay Kumar's Khiladi (1992), Shah Rukh Khan's Baazigar (1993), and Bobby Deol-starrer Soldier in 1998. It was with Ram Gopal Varma's Ab Tak Chhappan in 2004 that he started working independently and went on to have a long-standing collaboration with filmmaker Sriram Raghavan in films like Johnny Gaddaar (2007), Saif Ali Khan-starrer Agent Vinod in 2012 and Badlapur, featuring Varun Dhawan.
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