The Indian film industry is grappling with the profound loss of acclaimed director Sanjay Gadhvi, who passed away on November 19, 2023, at the age of 57. Gadhvi’s legacy is deeply intertwined with the success of the blockbuster films “Dhoom” and “Dhoom 2,” which solidified his position as a master of action-packed cinema. His final rites are scheduled to take place today, November 19, 2023.
Sanjay Gadhvi passed away today, November 19, 2023, at the age of 57. He reportedly experienced chest pain while taking a morning walk earlier in the day and was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The cause of his death is believed to be a heart attack.
The sudden passing of Sanjay Gadhvi has left the entertainment industry reeling in shock and disbelief. Beyond his acclaimed action thrillers “Dhoom” and “Dhoom 2,” Gadhvi helmed a diverse range of films, including “Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai,” “Tere Liye,” “Kidnap,” “Ajab Gazabb Love,” and “Operation Parinde.” Renowned for his collaborative spirit and ability to extract exceptional performances from his actors, Gadhvi’s legacy will undoubtedly leave an enduring mark on Indian cinema.
Expressing his profound grief over Gadhvi’s passing, filmmaker Kunal Kohli took to Twitter, writing, “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.”
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. pic.twitter.com/UYUBGb1seL
— kunal kohli (@kunalkohli) November 19, 2023
Sanjay Gadhvi was reportedly in the process of developing a new film project. This upcoming movie, which reportedly delved into the historical context surrounding the birthplace of Lord Krishna and the Shahi Eidgah Mosque, was slated to commence filming shortly.