Neeraj Vora, Phir Hera Pheri filmmaker passes away at 54

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Filmmaker, director, screenwriter and actor Neeraj Vora died early morning on Thursday, confirmed his brother Uttank Vora, reported news agency IANS.

The director, known for films like "Phir Hera Pheri" and "Khiladi 420", had been in a coma for the past 13 months after suffering a heart attack and a brain stroke. He was to even direct the third part but that's when he suffered a heart attack. As Per Media Reports he will be taken to Mr Firoz Nadiadwala's house BARKAT, from where he will be taken to the Santacruz Electric Crematorium at 3 pm on December 14, 2017.

Suniel Shetty said, "Will always remember you for your infectious smile & your awesome humour & wit!"

He was in a coma and was residing in Feroz Nadiadwal's place. His underlying work as a writer incorporates whiz Shah Rukh Khan's TV indicate Circus. While Neeraj Vora has unfortunately last his life. His last film as an actor was Welcome Back in 2015.

Vora made his presence felt in Bollywood with Rangeela, where he was one of the writers. He was 54 and last working on Hera Pheri 3 at the time of his illness.

His 1992 Gujarati drama Aflatoon, who was a super hit, was adopted by Rohit Shetty for the breakup. Vora played Raghunath, a college student who along with his friends, including Ashutosh Gowariker (as Ranjeet) and Aamir Khan (as Madan) protest against college authorities for not giving them a holiday on the occasion of Holi.

As a writer, he worked on films like Akele Hum Akele Tum, Josh, Baadshah, Chori Chori Chupke Chupke, Awara Paagal Deewana, Deewane Huye Paagal, Ajnabee and the Hera Pheri films.

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