Actor Amitabh Bachchan has paid a heartfelt tribute to veteran action director Veeru Devgan, who died in Mumbai on Monday. Amitabh wrote a long note on his blog, sharing a story from the sets of his 1971 film Reshma Aur Shera, on which Devgan worked as a stuntman.
“The legendary action master and director, Khanna Saheb was conducting a dummy rehearsal for the scenario which involved Sunil Dutt Saheb the leading man of the film, being beaten up by the negative character of the village, and he was demonstrating the action on a stand in for the leading man. The negative character was beating the leading man with a thin whip like stick, and the leading man was taking it all in and not retaliating.
“Khanna Saheb was using a stand-in for the leading man and was renowned for his authenticity when conducting stunts. He was lashing the stand in, whip like and with each lash I could see the pain and agony on the stand-ins face, but he continued to complete the scene dummy rehearsal, to perfection. The stand in getting the lashing was Veeru Devgan,” he wrote in his post.
Veeru Devgan has choreographed fight and action scenes for over 80 Hindi films. He has also directed a film – Hindustan Ki Kasam (1999) which starred son Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, Manisha Koirala and Sushmita Sen among others.
His filmography includes films like Inkaar (1977), Mr. Natwarlal (1979), Kranti (1981), Himmatwala (1983), Shahenshah (1988), Tridev (1989), Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri (1990), Phool Aur Kaante (1991), Roti Kapda Aur Makaan (1974) and more.
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