`Dhoom` director Sanjay Gadhvi dies at 56
“Dhoom” director Sanjay Gadhvi died on Sunday morning at his residence here, his elder daughter Sanjina said. He was 56. Gadhvi, who was three days shy of his 57th birthday, was best known for scoring two massive hits in Yash Raj Films’ “Dhoom” franchise — “Dhoom” (2004) and “Dhoom 2” (2006).
According to Gadhvi’s daughter, the director was “very healthy”. “He died at 9.30 am this morning at his residence. We are not sure what it is, but it is probably a heart attack. He was not sick, he was perfectly healthy,” Sanjina told PTI.
Kunal Kohli, director of `Hum Tum` and `Fanaa`, was one of the first film personalities to condole Gadhvi’s death on social media.
“This is very shocking. #SanjayGadhvi RIP I never thought I would have to write your memoir. I shared an office for many years at YRF, dubbas lunch, debates. You will miss my friend. This is too hard accepted,” Kohli wrote in X’s post.
Gadhvi made his directorial debut in 2000 with `Tere Liye’, which he followed up with 2002’s `Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai’, his first project with Yash Raj Films.
The director grabbed attention with his third directorial venture, the stylish action thriller “Dhoom”. which made the motorcycle all the rage among Indian youth in the early 2000s. The 2002 film followed the story of a cat and mouse game between a gang of motorcycle robbers, led by Kabir (John Abraham), and Jai Dixit (Abhishek Bachchan), a cop from Mumbai who works with Ali (Uday Chopra), a motorcycle. dealer to stop them. Esha Deol and Rimi Sen also starred. The success of “Dhoom” led to a film franchise.
Gadhvi also directed the sequel to his super hit “Dhoom 2`’. The 2006 film starred Bachchan, Chopra, Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Bipasha Basu. However, the third film “Dhoom” was directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya. The 2013 film starred Bachchan, Chopra, Aamir Khan, and Katrina Kaif. Gadhvi’s film credits include `Kidnap` (2008), `Ajab Gazabb Love` (2012) and `Operation Parindey`, his last directorial released in 2020. Apart from Sanjini, Gadhvi is survived by his wife and another daughter.
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