Filmmaker Sanjay Ghadvi, renowned for directing Dhoom and its sequel Dhoom 2, passed away at the age of 57. His last directorial venture was Operation Parindey, an action film featuring Amit Sadh in the lead role.
Filmmaker Boney Kapoor confirmed Gadhvi’s death. He told indianexpress.com, “He was at his house and collapsed after suffering a heart attack. He died at 8.45 am.”
Former CEO of Ajay Devgn Films, Meena Iyer mourned the filmmaker’s demise on social media. She wrote on X, “Shocking: Sanjay Gadhvi’s passing. I met him last week at PVR watching Killers of The Flower Moon. We exchanged pleasantries and I thought all day of #Dhoom. Rest in peace 🙏.” Actor Richa Chaddha reacted to her post, “What the what 😦”.
Shocking: Sanjay Gadhvi’s passing. I met him last week at PVR watching Killers of The Flower Moon. We exchanged pleasantries and I thought all day of #Dhoom. Rest in peace 🙏
— Meena Iyer (@Meena_Iyer) November 19, 2023
Sanjay embarked on his Bollywood journey with the 2001 film Tere Liye, which didn’t resonate well with audiences and largely went unnoticed. However, his breakthrough came in 2002 with Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, a Yash Raj Films production starring Uday Chopra, Jim Shergill, and Tulip Joshi. Following this success, he helmed another YRF production — Dhoom (2004), which not only became a box office sensation but also kickstarted a lucrative film franchise.
His directorial prowess continued with Dhoom 2, starring Aishwarya Rai, Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, and Uday Chopra. The film was a massive success at the box office and became the top-grossing Hindi film of 2006.
Sanjay’s subsequent projects included Kidnap (2008) and Ajab Gazabb Love (2012), which did not replicate the same success at the box office as his previous films and were declared box office failures. He made his digital debut with Amit Sadh’s Operation Parindey, which premiered on Zee 5.