It was an emotional moment for the Devgan household yesterday, as Ajay Devgn’s father Veeru Devgan passed away at the age of 85 in Mumbai. On hearing the news, many Bollywood celebrities rushed to the actor’s residence and among them were actors Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan.
In a clip, Aishwarya is seen hugging Kajol as she cries in her arms. Abhishek pats Kajol as Aishwarya holds her tight in her arms.
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Other celebs who reached Ajay's house to pay their last respects were Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Arjun Kapoor and his father Boney Kapoor, veteran actor Raza Murad, Suniel Shetty and Tusshar Kapoor among others.
Veeru Devgn's health had been suffering for a while. Ajay Devgn had even called off a few interviews during the promotion of his film De De Pyaar De. Veeru had choreographed fight and action sequences for over 80 films, including Dilwale (1994), Himmatwala (1983) and Shahenshah. He had even directed Hindustan Ki Kasam.
In earlier interviews, Ajay Devgn had called Veeru the "true Singham". "The Singham in my life can only be my father. Because he is a man who came to Bombay at that point in time with `4 in his pocket, wanting to become something, struggled, washed and lived in taxis so he could live here, did not eat food for eight days at times, worked so hard, became a street fighter from there till Mr Ravi Khanna saw him one day asking him whether he would become a fight director. From there, his growth from nowhere to become India’s topmost action director is remarkable," he had said.