Shocking: Actor- director Neeraj Vora slips into coma


It is very shocking to learn that actor turned director Neeraj Vora has been battling coma for the past 10 months. Lately, Neeraj has showed sign of improvement and he is on the road of recovery. Due to his ill-health, he has put ‘Phir Hera Pheri 3’ on hold.

Neeraj, who is known for Bollywood flicks like ‘Welcome Back’, ‘Rangeela’, ‘Daud’ and many more, had suffered a massive heart attack and a brain stroke in October last year. He was rushed to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi where he went into coma.

However, the good news is that the actor is showing signs of recovery.

With nobody to take care of him, friend and producer Sajid Nadiadwala turns messiah for Neeja. From AIIMS, he was shifted to Sajid Nadiadwala’s house in Mumbai where a room was converted into an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for his speedy recovery. Mumbai Mirror said in a report, “A room in filmmaker Firoz Nadiadwala’s Juhu home, Barkat Villa, has been converted into a fully-functional Intensive Care Unit (ICU). A physiotherapist, neurosurgeon, acupuncture therapist and general physician pay him weekly visits. This room has been home to writer-director-actor Neeraj Vora since March 11, with a 24-hour nurse, ward boy and cook.”

Sajid also ensured that the actor stays in a favourable environment that would help him to recover fast. The same report said, “On the walls of the room in Sajid’s house are throwback stills from Rangeela, Virasat, Hera Pheri, Phir Hera Pheri, Golmaal, Daud and Khiladi 420 and in a corner, a stack of DVDs with a flat screen TV plays him blockbusters from down the years round-the-clock.”

In a recent interview, Sajid Nadiadwala updated about Neeraj's health and said that he is recovering slowly, “He’s been responding to audio therapy, particularly when we play his father’s (Pandit Vinayak Rai Nanalal Vora) music. He has yet to recover his speech but there are no infections or bed sores and the doctors have assured us that his life is out of danger.”

Due to Neeraj’s ill-health, ‘Hera Pheri 3’ has been put on hold. Suniel Shetty, one of the actors in the film, had told Mid-Day, “We must make it (part 3) for fans... I believe he (Neeraj) is doing better now. Once he is fit, we will roll out the film”.

Neeraj is a well known Bollywood face and he has acted in ample of movies like Daud, Welcome Back, Company, Pukar, Rangeela, Satya, Baadshah and Mann. He has also directed blockbuster movies like ‘Phir Hera Pheri’ and ‘Chachi 420’. Neeraj had also written the screenplays of films like Hera Pheri, Rangeela, Akele Hum Akele Tum and Chori Chori Chupke Chupke.

Few years ago, the actor’s wife passed away. He has no children.

Here’s wishing Neeraj Vora a speedy recovery!