Bollywood’s multi-faceted talent Neeraj Vora, an actor, writer and director known for his humorous streak on and off screen, died in Mumbai early on Thursday, months after being comatose, his family member said. The writer behind comedies like Hera Pheri & Golmaal will be remembered with a smile.
Being a theater artist in his early days, Neeraj was very well aware of the intricacies of putting up a show that was wholesome. He started his career with TV shows like Circus, Choti Badi Baatien and while he did a few acting roles in films like Ketan Mehta’s Holi, Aziz Mirza’s Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, it was Ram Gopal Varma’s Rangeela, that truly brought him to the spotlight. Not many know that Neeraj Vora wrote the dialogues for the cult classic film that introduced the audience to an unexplored side of Aamir Khan and gave an excellent platform to then newcomer, Urmila Matondkar.