Dhoom 2 director Sanjay Gadhvi passed away on November 19 at the age of 56. Just recently, his daughter Sanjina Gadhvi shared the news with PTI. As per her statement, the director succumbed to death at 9:30 am at his residence. Though the reason behind his death is not known, it is said that Sanjay Gadhvi suffered a heart attack despite being healthy.
Sanjina told the portal, “He passed away at 9.30 am this morning at his residence. We are not sure what it is, but it is most likely a heart attack. He wasn’t unwell, he was perfectly healthy.” He is survived by his wife Gina and two daughters, with Sanjina being the elder one. Abhishek Bachchan who has worked with him in both the Dhoom parts penned a heartfelt note for Sanjay Gadhvi.
Sharing some old pictures with the director, he wrote, “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. 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 express what it meant to me. I will cherish your friendship always. Rest in peace my brother.“
Sanjay had worked under the YRF banner for some movies. He has directed Dhoom movie starring Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Uday Chopra and Esha Deol. Sanjay Gadhvi was also the director of Dhoom 2 starring Abhishek, Hrithik Roshan, Uday, Aishwarya Rai and Bipasha Basu. Moreover, he directed Jimmy Shergill and Tulip Joshi for Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai.
Sanjay had made his directorial debut with the 2000 film Tere Liye. He then went on to films under the Yash Raj Films banner. Furthermore, he has also directed Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan and Minissha Lamba for Kidnap in 2008. Arjun Rampal-starrer Ajab Gazabb Love in 2012 and Operation Parindey in 2020, which starred Amit Sadh and Rahul Dev are also directed by Sanjay.