- Rohit Shetty is the son of renowned stunt coordinator MB Shetty
- Veeru Devgan mentored Rohit Shetty
- Rohit and Ajay Devgn are childhood friends
Rohit Shetty missed the funeral and the prayer meet of his "guru" Veeru Devgan this week because he was filming Sooryavanshi with Akshay Kumar in Bangkok. But the filmmaker remembered the late action director as he executed the stunts of his film in compliance with the guidelines set by Veeru Devgan. "It takes real fathers to transform their boys into heroes. Started doing stunts at the age of 16, still going strong at 45. And I know one man who will always be proud of me in heaven. My guru, my father - Veeru Devgan. Two most important lessons he taught me - 1) Be honest with your work and work will be honest with you and 2) Before performing any stunt the most important thing is - SAFETY FIRST," he captioned the post.
In the accompanying video, Rohit Shetty can be seen performing a bike action sequence before the lead actor shoots the scene. "Stunt rehearsals before Akshay performs the actual shot," wrote Rohit Shetty.
Here's Rohit Shetty's post:
It takes real fathers to transform their boys into heroes. Started doing stunts at the age of 16, still going strong at 45 And I know one man who will always be proud of me in Heaven My Guru, My Father - Veeru Devgan Two most important lessons he taught me: 1. Be honest with your work and work will be honest with you. 2. Before performing any stunt the most important thing is - SAFETY FIRST. (On Location...Bangkok... Stunt Rehearsals before Akshay performs the actual shot...#sooryavanshi) PS: Please do not try this stunt. All the drivers in the cars are stunt Professionals and the stunts are performed in a controlled environment.
On Thursday, after his father's prayer meet, Ajay Devgn thanked everyone for 'sharing the family's loss' and tweeted:
We are grateful to all of you for the way you have shared our loss. Thank you all for the prayers and support.— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) May 30, 2019
Veeru Devgan mentored Rohit, who is the son of stunt coordinator MB Shetty. Rohit and Ajay Devgn were childhood friends. Ajay Devgn has starred in all of Rohit Shetty's films except Chennai Express and Dilwale, which featured Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role.
Together Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn have made the Golmaal series, All The Best, Bol Bachchan and the Singham films. In fact, Sooryavanshi is the second spin-off of the Singham series (after Ranveer Singh's Simmba) and it will also feature Ajay Devgn as Bajirao Singham.