Mumbai: Neeraj Vora, Bollywood’s actor, director, writer and filmmaker has today passed away at the age of 54 in the hospital. The actor was in the coma for the past one year after suffering a heart attack. He will be cremated today in Santa Cruz around 3 pm.
Filmmaker Ashok Pandit has confirmed the news with indianexpress.com, he 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.”
It was Producer Firoz Nadiadwala who took him to his home. A room was converted into a make-shift Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to take care of Vora.
He was in the process of directing the third instalment to the Hit flic Hera Pheri when he suffered a cardiac attack. The actor hailed from Gujarat and started his initial acting days while pursuing his education. His initial work was as a writer for the famous TV show Circus which has also starred Shah rukh Khan. There was no turning back for him. Since then he went on to work in films like Rangeela, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Virasat, Mann, Satya, Mast, Pukar and Company. His last movie as an actor was Welcome Back.
He is known for his writing the first part of the Hera Pheri series (2000) and also Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal (2006).
As a Director his work for Phir Hera Pheri was also much acclaimed, reports Indian Express.