Amitabh Bachchan recalls Veeru Devgn, pens heartfelt note


Megastar Amitabh Bachchan remembered celebrated action director Veeru Devgn. He went down the memory lane and penned down an incident that he has shot with the late action director. Big B narrated an incident that took place on the set of 1971 film Reshma Aur Shera.

His letter reads, "The legendary action master and director, Khanna Saheb was conducting a dummy rehearsal for the scenario which involved Sunil Dutt Saheb the leading man of the film, being beaten up by the negative character of the village, and he was demonstrating the action on a stand-in for the leading man. The negative character was beating the leading man with a thin whip-like stick, and the leading man was taking it all in and not retaliating. 

Khanna Saheb was using a stand-in for the leading man and was renowned for his authenticity when conducting stunts. He was lashing the stand-in, whip-like and with each lash, I could see the pain and agony on the stand-ins face, but he continued to complete the scene dummy rehearsal, to perfection. The stand-in getting the lashing was Veeru Devgan.”

Veeru Devgn died at the age of 85. For quite sometime, he was suffering from age-related disease.