As legendary stunt and action choreographer Veeru Devgan passed away on May 27, 2019, several celebrities from the Hindi film industry visited Ajay Devgn's residence in Juhu, Mumbai. Rani Mukerji was clicked on Tuesday afternoon as she offered condolences to the Devgan family. (All pictures/Yogen Shah)
The funeral of Veeru Devgan took place at Vile Parle crematorium, Mumbai, on Monday evening. Late in the evening, many celebs visited Ajay Devgn's residence in Juhu to meet the bereaved family.
Hrithik Roshan too came in to offer his condolences to the Devgan family. Talking about Veeru Devgan, Anil Kapoor had told mid-day, "People in the industry admire Ajay's [Devgn] technical know-how. Truth is, the legacy has been passed down to him by his father. Veeru ji was one of the most respected technicians that Bollywood had."
Veeru Devgan's body of work includes Mr Natwarlal (1979), Kranti (1981), Himmatwala (1983), Shahenshah (1988) and Tridev (1989). Come 1991, he launched son Ajay in Phool Aur Kaante. If Ajay is remembered for the iconic entry scene, the superstar has his father to thank for. Veeru also tried his hand at direction with Hindustan Ki Kasam.
Rakesh Roshan and Veeru Devgan were the best of friends. The Krrish director told mid-day, "Veeru was a thorough gentleman; lovable and among those, I'd count as my good friends in Bollywood. Whenever we met, we did so with warmth."
Rakesh Roshan, however, couldn't attend Veeru Devgan's funeral. "I could not attend his funeral because I wasn't in a state to do so, hence, I left a message for Ajay, and spoke to Kumar Mangat to give my condolences," said Roshan.
Ameesha Patel also visited Ajay Devgn's house to express her grief and offer condolences to the Devgan family.
John Abraham too visited Ajay Devgn's residence in Juhu to offer his condolences to the family.
According to sources, Veeru Devgan was suffering from breathing problems after which he was immediately admitted to Surya Hospital, Santacruz. However, his condition got critical and resulted in cardiac arrest.
Karan Johar was also spotted outside Ajay Devgn's house in Juhu today on May 28.
Veeru Devgan, who hailed from Amritsar, ran away from home to try his luck in films. He initially wanted to become an actor but became a stuntman and later an action choreographer, the veteran stunt director had recalled in several interviews.
Filmmaker David Dhawan also dropped by to visit Ajay Devgn and Kajol.
Rohit Shetty, who is quite close to the Devgan family, was spotted too at Ajay Devgn's house. Rohit's father MB Shetty too was an acclaimed stuntman and action choreographer in the 70s.
Filmmaker Karan Johar, Rakesh Roshan, Rohit Shetty, David Dhawan and actors Rani Mukerji, Ameesha Patel, Hrithik Roshan and John Abraham visited Ajay Devgn's residence in Juhu to pay last respects to late Bollywood stunt choreographer Veeru Devgan (All photos/Yogen Shah)
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