Bollywood was plunged into grief on November 19 as the news of the untimely demise of acclaimed director Sanjay Gadhvi, known for his directorial brilliance in iconic films like Dhoom and Dhoom 2, spread like wildfire. The industry, along with fans and fellow actors, is grappling with the shock of losing a luminary.
Actress Minissha Lamba, who shared a special bond with the late director, recently took to her Instagram stories to pay a heartfelt tribute. The two collaborated on the 2008 release, Kidnap, a project that remains etched in the memories of both the actress and the director.
Lamba shared a poignant photo alongside Gadhvi and poured her emotions into words, “A man of great presence. Conversations with you have always been memorable and enlightening with your unique views. My condolences to your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace. Rest knowing that you are loved by many.”
The connection between Minissha Lamba and Sanjay Gadhvi extends beyond the professional realm, making her tribute even more heartfelt.
Abhishek Bachchan, another Bollywood stalwart who collaborated with Gadhvi on the Dhoom franchise, also expressed his deep sorrow. Recalling their last conversation, Bachchan shared, “I took this photo of Sanjay whilst we were filming the climax of Dhoom 2 in South Africa. We made 2 films together – Dhoom and Dhoom 2. Sanju, when I spoke to you last week and we were reminiscing about our shoots and memories, I would never have imagined even in my craziest dreams that I would have to write a post like this.”
In a heartfelt note on Instagram, Bachchan added, “I’m shocked beyond belief. You had faith in me, even when I didn’t. You gave me my first ever hit!!! I can never ever forget that or be able to express what it meant to me. I will cherish your friendship always. Rest in peace my brother.”
Sanjay Gadhvi, throughout his illustrious career, left an indelible mark on the Indian film industry with projects like Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, Operation Parindey, and more. His sudden departure has left a void that will be felt by colleagues, friends, and admirers alike.
As Bollywood mourns the loss of a visionary director, the memories of Sanjay Gadhvi’s cinematic contributions will continue to resonate through the hearts of those who had the privilege of working alongside him.