Renowned actor-filmmaker Neeraj Vora passes away at 54

Peter Castro
December 15, 2017

Bollywood actor, director, writer, and multitasking personality Neeraj Vora died today, 14 December morning at Criti Care hospital Mumbai during his treatment for heart attack.

He had slipped into coma after suffering from a near-fatal combination of a heart attack and a brain stroke on 19 October past year.

When Neeraj's health deteriorated, he was taken to the hospital where he breathed his last. He had suffered a brain stroke last October that left him in a coma and was being treated at his producer friend Firoz Nadiadwala's house. The confirmation came from his friend and actor Paresh Rawal on Twitter. Will remain indebted to u always for giving me my most loved character & film!

He also acted in films like Rangeela, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Virasat, Satya, Mann, Mast, Pukar and Company.

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PHIR HERA PHERI While he wrote the screenplay of out-n-out hilarious film HERA PHERI, he went on to direct the sequel and it was also a great hit. "My thoughts are with his family and admirers in this sad hour", he tweeted.

Actor Tusshar Kapoor was saddened by the death of the man who cast him in his first film.

Neeraj had an acting stint on television with shows like Shah Rukh Khan's Circus and Naya Nukkad, while on the film front, he appeared in Daud: Fun on the Run, Hello Brother and Welcome Back. He made his directorial debut with Khiladi 420 that featured Akshay Kumar. Had cast me for Golmaal 1 & directed me in the unreleased Run Bhola Run! His father, Pandit Vinayak Rai, was a classical musician and was a proponent of Tara-Shehnai. Then the Hare Pheri was directed by Satish Kaushik, but after problems with the dates, Neeraj Vora got an opportunity to give this direction. After that he decided to make films and took the family home. When one of the actor was absent for his shot, Neeraj took his place. Rustom (2016) actor Akshay Kumar led the way as he credited Vora for making him switch from action to comedy. NeerajVora, who wrote the script, played the role of shooting.

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