Ajay Devgn’s cousin and popular Bollywood filmmaker Anil Devgan, 51 passed away on Monday night. The filmmaker who had directed his brother and helmed films like Raju Chacha, Blackmail suffered a cardiac arrest. Anil who had started his career as an assistant director on films like Phool Aur Kaante, Jaan, Itihaas and Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha among others was also the creative director in the film Son of Sardaar. Ajay took to Twitter to share the sad news of his demise. The actor/producer also stated that there won’t be any prayer meet owing to the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaking of his grief, he wrote, “I lost my brother Anil Devgan last night. His untimely demise has left our family heartbroken. ADFF & I will miss his presence dearly. Pray for his soul. Due to the pandemic, we will not have a personal prayer meet.”
I lost my brother Anil Devgan last night. His untimely demise has left our family heartbroken. ADFF & I will miss his presence dearly. Pray for his soul. Due to the pandemic, we will not have a personal prayer meet🙏 pic.twitter.com/9tti0GX25S
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) October 6, 2020
Friends and acquaintances from the entertainment industry have shared their respect for the departed. Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Farhan Akhtar, Varun Dhawan, Karan Johar and others also extended their condolences to Ajay, Kajol and the entire family.
RIP Anil Devgan. Such a terrible, shocking loss.
I had the pleasure of working with him in Blackmail… a talented director and a wonderful human being.
My heartfelt condolences to Ajay, Kajol and the entire family. 🙏@ajaydevgn @itsKajolD
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) October 6, 2020
— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) October 6, 2020
Thoughts and prayers are with you and the family sir 🙏❤️ Om Shanti https://t.co/X0nn8i5BET
— Sidharth Malhotra (@SidMalhotra) October 6, 2020
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) October 6, 2020
RIP 🙏 deepest condolences Ajay sir https://t.co/1N8FQN1bsl
— VarunDhawan (@Varun_dvn) October 6, 2020
Am so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother Ajay bhai. Will pray for him. Condolences to the entire family . 🙏🏽🙏🏽 https://t.co/uItcsvPR8t
— Ali Fazal M / میر علی فضل / अली (@alifazal9) October 6, 2020
Deepest condolences Ajay….thoughts and prayers with the family….🙏 https://t.co/xJtTJK5xJK
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) October 6, 2020
RIP Anil bhai. . You were a great soul bhai , had so many fond memories with you during our Barbarian Gym days.
May almighty give strength to the family to bear this huge loss. 🙏 https://t.co/fZv2wy0r82
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) October 6, 2020
Deepest condolences to the family 🙏🏻 have the fondest memories of working with him. Prayers for him. https://t.co/kFzUIVnQQO
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) October 6, 2020
Really sad to hear this. Have the fondest memories of working with Anil and you all during the making of the music of #RajuChacha. He was such a gentle & kind person. May he be in peace and condolences to the family @ajaydevgn @itsKajolD 🙏🏻 https://t.co/IVzME8aRUr
— Shweta Pandit (@ShwetaPandit7) October 6, 2020
Deepest condolences to the family🙏 Extremely sorry for your loss. May his soul rest in peace🙏 https://t.co/a2N7wzsotY
— Bipasha Basu (@bipsluvurself) October 6, 2020
Even Abhishek Bachahan, Shekhar Kapur and Boney Kapoor said a prayer for eternal peace.
Meanwhile, Ajay Devgn who was last seen in the Om Raut’s hit film Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior has many ventures in the pipeline including Bhuj: The Pride Of India, Maidaan, and the Kaithi remake. There were also talks about him reuniting with Ileana D’Cruz for the Hindi remake of Idris Elba’s Luther.
Cover Image: Ajay Devgn/Twitter