In a sudden and tragic turn of events, Sanjay Gadhvi, the accomplished filmmaker best known for directing the iconic Dhoom series, passed away at the age of 56 in his Mumbai home. His daughter, Sanjina Gadhvi, conveyed the heartbreaking news to PTI just days before his 57th birthday.
Gadhvi, recognized for helming the 2004 blockbuster Dhoom, featuring Hrithik Roshan, and its 2006 sequel Dhoom 2, left an indelible mark on Bollywood. Despite being on the brink of celebrating his 57th birthday, the director’s life was cut short on a Sunday morning.
Sanjina Gadhvi, sharing details with PTI, expressed the shock surrounding her father’s sudden demise. “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,” she said.
The film industry mourns the loss of a creative genius, with heartfelt condolences pouring in from Yash Raj Films, Abhishek Bachchan, and Bipasha Basu, who collaborated with Gadhvi on the Dhoom series. Abhishek Bachchan took to Instagram to express his grief, reminiscing about their shared experiences during the filming of Dhoom and Dhoom 2.
Survived by his wife Gina and two daughters, Sanjina being the elder one, Sanjay Gadhvi’s untimely departure has left a void in the hearts of those who admired his cinematic contributions. The circumstances surrounding his passing highlight the unpredictability of life, as the film industry reflects on the loss of a talented director and the memories he leaves behind.