Seems like the number of deaths in Bollywood knows no end. Action director Parvez Khan, known for his brilliant action sequences in Andhadhun, Johnny Gaddaar and Bullett Raja, left for his heavenly abode after suffering a massive heart attack. He was 55.
Parvez breathed his last on Monday morning. “He was rushed to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead. He was completely fine and healthy. Last night, he felt chest pain. He would often tell people that one has to go through pain in life and it was no big deal. His team would call him Tiger because he never gave a reaction for any pain,” Parvez’s longtime assistant Nishant Khan told indianexpress.com.
Parvez Khan’s last rites will take place in the evening and he will be cremated at Hanuman Nagar cemetery in Kandivali. He is survived by wife, son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Filmmaker Hansal Mehta, who teamed up with Parvez on his 2013 National Award-winning film Shahid, recalled him as someone who was a skillful and energetic artiste.
“Just heard that action director Parvez Khan is no more. We had worked together in Shahid where he executed the riots sequence in a single take. Very skilful, energetic and a good man. RIP Parvez. Your voice still rings in my ears!” the director wrote.
Just heard that action director Parvez Khan is no more. We had worked together in Shahid where he executed the riots sequence in a single take. Very skilful, energetic and a good man. RIP Parvez. Your voice still rings in my ears!
— Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) July 27, 2020
As per his website, Parvez Khan, whose father Fazal Khan was a stunt director in Hindi films, mastered the craft from his brother Usman Khan. He then went on to join action director Akbar Bakshi Master as an assistant and worked on films like Shah Rukh Khan’s Baazigar and Akshay Kumar-led ‘Khiladi’ movies.
There was no turning back for him when Ram Gopal Varma-produced Ab Tak Chhappan in 2003. Parvez even went on to work in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Bullett Raja and several Sriram Raghavan’s films – from Johnny Gaddaar, Agent Vinod to the much recent Andhadhun (2018).