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Rohit Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Paresh Rawal attend Neeraj Vora's funeral

Neeraj Vora was known for films Hera Pheri series (2000), directed by Priyadarshan and Rohit Shetty's Golmaal (2006).

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: December 14, 2017 20:45 IST ]
Paresh Rawal, Abhishek Bachchan and Rohit Shetty at Neeraj Vora's funeral

Bollywood personalities such as Rohit Shetty and Abhishek Bachchan attended the cremation of actor-writer Vora, who passed away here early this morning. Known for films like Satya, Phir Hera Pheri and Golmaal, Vora was in coma for over a year. He died in a city hospital in the wee hours of Thursday. His last rites were performed at Santacruz Hindu Crematorium. 

Several celebrities turned up to bid adieu to him at filmmaker Firoz Nadiadwala's house, where Vora had been staying since October 2016 after slipping into a coma. 

Paresh Rawal, who worked with him on many films, including Hera Pheri and Phir Hera Pheri, which Vora directed, was present at the funeral. 

Vora was supposed to direct the third instalment of the hit "Hera Pheri" franchise and Abhishek Bachchan, who was to star in it, also attended the funeral along with Rohit Shetty, whose blockbuster Golmaal was written by Vora. 

India Tv - Rohit Shetty at Neeraj Vora's funeral

Rohit Shetty at Neeraj Vora's funeral

Others who were present include Ashutosh Gowariker, Abbas Mustan and Hussain, Darshal Zariwala, J D Majithija, Deepak Tijori, Dilip Joshi, Dharmesh Vyas, Vipul Shah, Raju Shrivastava, Sajid Nadiadwala, Vrajesh Heerji and Bunty Walia. 

India Tv - Abhishek Bachchan at Neeraj Vora's funeral

Abhishek Bachchan at Neeraj Vora's funeral

Vora went into coma after suffering 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). 

On Wednesday night, when his health deteriorated, Vora was taken to the hospital where he passed away. 

As a writer, Vora began working in the late 1980's on TV shows, including superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Circus, while his first professional acting assignment was filmmaker Ketan Mehta's Holi, which also starred Aamir Khan and was shot as part of a student project. 

India Tv - Paresh Rawal at Neeraj Vora's funeral

Paresh Rawal at Neeraj Vora's funeral

He went on to star in films like Rangeela. which was also his debut as a Bollywood writer, Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, Akele Hum Akele Tum, Daud, Virasat, Mann and Company. His last film as an actor was Anil Kapoor-starrer Welcome Back in 2015. 

India Tv - Ashutosh Gowariker at Neeraj Vora's funeral

Ashutosh Gowariker at Neeraj Vora's funeral

His directing credits included films such as Khiladi 420 and Phir Hera Pheri. 

(With PTI Inputs)

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