Aishwarya Rai Bachchan comforts an inconsolable Kajol at father-in-law Veeru Devgan's funeral

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan comforts an inconsolable Kajol at father-in-law Veeru Devgan's funeral

Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Sajid Khan, Harman Baweja were amongst the first to arrive. The renowned stunt director has choreographed action sequences in almost 80 Bollywood films, with his main work in the 90s.

Celebrated Bollywood action director, Veeru Devgan, the man behind numerous eye-popping action stunts in well-loved Hindi films, passed away this morning in Mumbai. The funeral will be held on Monday evening at Vile Parle West Crematorium.

Several B-Town celebrities were spotted at Ajay's residence to pay their last respects. He has also directed and acted in a few movies.

Veeru Devgan is survived by wife Veena Devgn, two sons - Ajay and Anil Devgn and two daughters - Kavita and Neelam Devgn.

Veeru Devgan started his career in Bollywood back in the 1970s.

The late action director encountered breathing trouble after which he was immediately admitted to Surya Hospital, Santa Cruz.

He made his directorial debut with 1999 film Hindustan Ki Kasam, featuring Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala and Sushmita Sen.

He had choreographed fight and action scenes in films like Inkaar (1977), Mr. Natwarlal (1979), Kranti (1981), Himmatwala (1983), Shahenshah (1988), Tridev (1989), Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri (1990), Phool Aur Kaante (1991) and many others.

Anupam Kher wrote: "Deeply saddened to know about the passing away of Veeru Devganji. Heartfelt condolences to Devgn family (sic)".

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