New Delhi (UNI) Bollywood fraternity on Monday condoled the death of veteran action choreographer Veeru Devgan, father of Ajay Devgn.
Veeru Devgan died in Mumbai today. He was 85.
He was admitted in Surya Hospital, Santacruz, Mumbai, due to age-related health issues, sources said.
According to sources, his funeral will be held at Vile Parle West crematorium at 1800 hrs.
Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Anupam Kher said,’Deeply saddened to know about the passing away of #VeeruDevgan ji. Worked with him in so many movies. He was a great action director. To him the safety of actors and his fighters team was of utmost importance. A kind man with a great sense of humour. Om Shanti.@ajaydevgn’.
Film maker Mahesh Bhatt said,’#VeeruDevgan & I began our career together in the 70’s. ‘Make Ajay a great actor.’ I remember him telling me after Ajay’s debut film became a big hit. Ajay & me finally worked together in Zakhm which won him his 1st (best actor ) national award. Adieu Partner @ajaydevgn’.
Director-Producer Ashoke Pandit said,’Sad to know that veteran action director #VeeruDevgan ji is no more. He ws a genius in choreographing fights on the big screen, when there were no facilities available. My heart felt condolences to @ajaydevgn & the entire family.’
Abbas Mustan said,’Our heartfelt condolences to @ajaydevgn @KajolAtUN and entire family on the sad demise of #VeeruDevgan ji .. May his soul rest in peace’.
Suniel Shetty said,’Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of a great man #VeeruDevgan! you are in our thoughts & prayers. My deepest & heartfelt condolences to you AJ @ajaydevgn, @KajolAtUN & your family.’
Madhuri Dixit Nene said,’Condolences to the Devgn family. Hope you’ll find the courage to bear this loss. Bollywood has lost one of the finest action directors and an excellent person #Veerudevgan ji @ajaydevgn’.
Writer, Film-maker, Producer Anees Bazmee said,’My heartfelt condolences to @ajaydevgn @KajolAtUN and the family. There will be no better Action Director than you Veeru ji. Will miss you. #RipVeeruDevgn #VeeruDevgan’.
Varun Dhawan said,’#RipVeeruDevgan heartfelt condolences to the devgan family.’
Actor Siddharth said,’Deepest condolences and strength to @ajaydevgn and his family. Prayers and respects to #VeeruDevgan sir, a stellar veteran stunt choreographer. R.I.P.’
Nushrat Bharucha said,’Saddened to know about the passing away of Veeru Devgan Ji. May his soul rest in peace. Condolences to you @ajaydevgn sir & the entire family.’
Azaz Khan said,’ever first commercial action director #VeeruDevgan is no more.. RIP’.
Rahul Dev said,’Saddened to know about the passing away of #VeeruDevgan ji. Best described as a great action director and a kind man. My sincere condolences and prayers @ajaydevgn’.
He choreographed action scenes in more than 80 films. Veeru also directed a film ‘Hindustan Ki Kasam’ starring Ajay and Amitabh Bachchan.
He also acted in films like ‘Kranti’, ‘Saurabh and Singhasan’.