Salman Khan’s body double dies
News Desk || risingbd.com
Sagar Pandey, actor Salman Khan’s body double, died on Friday after reportedly suffering a heart attack.
While confirming the news, actor Shah Rukh Khan’s body double Prashant Walde said in a report that Sagar was working in the gym, when he suddenly collapsed. He added that upon his arrival at the hospital, Sagar was declared dead. Sagar was about 50-years-old and as per a report, he had worked in more than 50 films as Salman Khan’s body double.
Sagar had appeared as Salman Khan’s body double in films like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Tubelight, Dabangg, and others. Taking to Instagram on Friday, Salman shared a heartfelt note for Sagar along with an old photo of the two from the set of the 2015 film Bajrangi Bhaijaan. In the caption, Salman wrote, “Dil se shukar adda kar raha hoon (I thank you from the bottom of my heart) for being there with me. May your soul rest in peace brother Sagar. Thank you, RIP Sagar Pandey.”
As per the same report, Sagar had shared in a 2020 interview that he had five brothers, and he took care of their expenses. Sagar was reportedly originally from Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh and that he had come to Mumbai to become an actor. He became a body double after he failed to get work as an actor. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) was the first film in which Sagar had played Salman Khan’s body double._Agencies