Anil Kapoor and Sridevi starrer ‘Mr. India’ released 32 years ago. The 1987 hit film refuses to age. Lead actor, Anil Kapoor dedicated the 32nd anniversary of the movie to late action choreographer, Veeru Devgan.
Mr. India fame actor took down to his official social media handles to share a heartfelt note for Ajay Devgn’s father. Anil wrote: “#MrIndia was made iconic by its children friendly action scenes & Veeru’s Midas touch. I want to dedicate its 32nd anniversary to the man who made these unforgettable moments possible. #VeeruDevgan was an amazing man & I’m lucky to have worked with him. He is sorely missed…”
#MrIndia was made iconic by its children friendly action scenes & Veeru’s Midas touch. I want to dedicate its 32nd anniversary to the man who made these unforgettable moments possible. #VeeruDevgan was an amazing man & I’m lucky to have worked with him. He is sorely missed… pic.twitter.com/jdw1w6ULtI
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) May 29, 2019
Meanwhile, Veeru Devgan passed away on May 27 at the age of 85, due to age related issues. Bollywood celebrities from Amitabh Bachchan to Salim Khan paid their tribute to the late action choreographer.
— Madhuri Dixit Nene (@MadhuriDixit) May 27, 2019
Deeply saddened to know about the passing away of #VeeruDevgan ji. Worked with him in so many movies. He was a great action director. To him him the safety of actors and his fighters team was of utmost importance. A kind man with a great sense of humour. Om Shanti.? @ajaydevgn
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) May 27, 2019
#VeeruDevgan & I began our career together in the 70’s. “Make Ajay a great actor.” I remember him telling me after Ajay’s debut film became a big hit. Ajay & me finally worked together in Zakhm which won him his 1st (best actor ) national award. ?Adieu Partner @ajaydevgn pic.twitter.com/vWwGjEM70C
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) May 27, 2019
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) May 27, 2019
Veeru Devgan was behind the fight and action scenes for over 80 Hindi films including ‘Phool Aur Kaante’ (1991), ‘Mr India’ (1987), and ‘Himmatwala’ (1983) among various others.
Besides, Veeru Devgan introduced his son Ajay Devgn in Bollywood with ‘Phool Aur Kante’.