Akshay Kumar says Neeraj Vora was one of the reasons why he forayed into comedy

FP Staff

Dec,14 2017 19:13 12 IST

Actor Akshay Kumar says he ventured into comedy genre because of late filmmaker and actor Neeraj Vora. The actor on 14 December tweeted that Vora was a multi-talented man.

Neeraj Vora and Akshay Kumar. Image from Twitter and YouTube

Neeraj Vora and Akshay Kumar. Image from Twitter and YouTube

Vora died here early on 14 December, months after being comatose, his family member said. Kumar and Vora together have worked in films like Awara Paagal Deewana, Deewane Huye Paagal, Ajnabee, Hera Pheri and Phir Hera Pheri. Phir Hera Pheri, a cult classic, was written and directed by Vora himself, who was a gifted writer, director and actor.

"One of the main reasons behind my foray into comedy, saddened to hear about the demise of Neeraj Vora a multi-talented man, writer, director, actor... A mini industry by himself, learnt so much from him. RIP," Akshay tweeted.

Vora made his presence felt in Bollywood with Rangeela, where he was one of the writers. He made his directorial debut with Kumar's 2000 action flick Khiladi 420.

With inputs from IANS.

Published Date: Dec 14, 2017 19:13 PM | Updated Date: Dec 14, 2017 19:16 PM