Abhishek Bachchan, others visit Suniel Shetty post his father’s death


Several Bollywood celebrities visited a bereaved Suniel Shetty who lost his father Veerapa Shetty. The ‘Dhadkan’ actor’s father passed away at Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai on Tuesday late night. He was 95.

Abhishek Bachchan, who has worked with Suniel in his debut ‘Refugee’, besides ‘Loc Kargil’, ‘Dus’ and others, was one of the first B-towners to visit the family to pay his condolences. Jackie Shroff also paid him a visit. The ‘Ram Lakhan’ actor and Suniel share a great bond.

‘Pardes’ actress Mahima Chaudhary was also spotted. She and Suniel have worked together in 2001 film ‘Yeh Teraa Ghar Yeh Meraa Ghar’, among others. The film was directed by Priyadarshan, who was also came to condole Veerapa Shetty’s death.

Sonu Sood and Aftab Shivdasani, Sunil’s co-star in films like ‘Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat’ and ‘Awara Paagal Deewana’, were also spotted among other celebs.

Meanwhile, Athiya Shetty, who was shooting for ‘Mubarakan’ abroad, returned for her grandfather’s funeral today.

Veerapa Shetty is survived by his son Suniel and daughter Sujata. He began working at the age of nine, and toiled day and night to establish an empire as an hotelier. Suniel, who took to films as a hobby, has been running his father’s hotel business for decades. Suniel was quite close to his father and considered him his hero.