The news of his shocking demise sent shockwaves through the film industry, prompting celebs to take to their social media handles to express their shock and grief.
According to the latest reports, the filmmaker’s last rites will be held today, with several fans, friends and industry insiders set to attend.A report on Zoom states that the star’s funeral and cremation ceremony is scheduled to take place at the Oshiwara Crematorium Ground in Mumbai.The proceedings are reportedly set to commence at 10:30 Am. Guests, family and friends have been designated time slots to pay their last respects.
According to Gadhvi’s daughter, the director was “perfectly healthy” when he suddenly passed away.
“He passed away at 9.30 am this morning at his residence. We are not sure what it is, but it is most likely a heart attack. He wasn’t unwell, he was perfectly healthy,” Sanjina told PTI.
Following news of his demise, the ‘Dhoom’ star cast took to their handles to express their shock. Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who worked with Sanjay in ‘Dhoom’ and ‘Dhoom 2’ got emotional and penned a note in his remembrance. He shared unseen pictures from the set and revealed that he spoke to the director just last week.
Sharing the pictures, he wrote, “I took this photo of Sanjay whilst we were filming the climax of Dhoom 2 in South Africa. We made 2 films together – Dhoom and Dhoom 2. Sanju, when I spoke to you last week and we were reminiscing about our shoots and memories I would never have imagined even in my craziest dreams that I would have to write a post like this. I’m shocked beyond belief. You had faith in me, even when I didn’t. You gave me my first ever hit!!! I can never ever forget that or be able express what it meant to me. I will cherish your friendship always. Rest in peace my brother.”
Kunal Kohli, director of “Hum Tum” and “Fanaa”, was one of the first film personalities to condole Gadhvi’s demise on social media. “This is beyond shocking. #SanjayGadhvi RIP never thought I’d have to write your obituary. Shared an office for many years at YRF, lunch dubbas, discussions. Will miss you my friend. This is too hard to accept,” Kohli wrote in an X post.
Tusshar Kapoor said Gadhvi was a “trailblazing director”.
“RIP #Sanjaygadhvi ….gone too soon! A trailblazing director of the blockbuster #Dhoom franchise!” he posted.
Gadhvi made his directorial debut with the film ‘Tere Liye’ in 2000. He rose to prominence after directing the action movie ‘Dhoom’ in 2004 and ‘Dhoom 2’ in 2006. Among his other films were ‘Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai’ (2002), ‘Tere Liye’ (2001), ‘Kidnap’ (2008) and Ajab Gazabb Love (2012). Later, he made ‘Operation Parindey’ for OTT in 2020.