Noted Actor-Director Neeraj Vora passes away

Bollywood actor, writer and director, Neeraj Vora, known for films such as “Satya”, “Phir Hera Pheri” and “Daud”, today passed away after being in coma for over a year. He was 54.

Vora died in a hospital early this morning, confirmed sources close to the actor. His demise was also confirmed by actor Paresh Rawal, who worked with him on many films including “Hera Pheri” and “Phir Hera Pheri”. Vora had been staying at producer Firoz Nadiadwalas house since October 2016 after slipping into coma due to a heart-attack followed by a brain stroke.

Nadiadwala had brought him to his home and converted a room into a make-shift Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Yesterday night, when his health deteriorated, Vora was taken to the hospital where he passed away.

After he suffered a heart attack followed by a stroke in 2016, Neeraj Vora went into a coma. Producer Firoz Nadiadwala took him to his home and converted a room into a make-shift Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The actor will be cremated today afternoon at 3 pm in Santa Cruz.

Neeraj Vora, who was set to direct the third installment of the hit Hera Pheri franchise, had begun the process of making the film, when he suffered the heart attack. His initial work as a writer includes superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s TV show Circus. Neeraj made his acting debut with Ketan Mehta’s Holi (1984), which also starred Aamir Khan.

He will be cremated this afternoon at 3 pm.


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