One of Indian film industry’s most popular character actors has been in coma for the past 10 months.
Writer and actor, Neeraj Vora of ‘Hera Pheri’ and ‘Badshah’ fame – among others – has been admitted in India’s All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) since October 2016 due to a heart attack, followed by a brain stroke, which he suffered on October 19.
The actor, known for his hilarious dialogues and comedic timing, was later shifted to his dear friend, Feroz Nadiadwala’s residence called Barkat Villa on March 11, where a room has been converted into an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for his speedy recovery, according to media reports.
Vora has acted in films like Company, Pukar, Rangeela, Satya, Baadshah, and Mann. And more than that, he is known for penning down Hera Pheri and directing Phir Hera Pheri and Chachi 420.
According to a report in the Mumbai Mirror, the room is filled with throwback stills from his hit films along with a stack of DVDs with a flat screen TV, which plays him blockbusters from down the years round-the-clock.
A staff including a 24-hour nurse, ward boy and cook look after him. A physiotherapist, neurosurgeon, acupuncture therapist and general physician pay him weekly visits.