Salman Khan’s body double Sagar Pandey died of a suspected heart attack while working out at the gym. He did Salman’s stunts, simple, difficult or perilous, in his films over the last ten years.
The search for a person replacing Pandey’s work for Salman in on as per Subhash K Jha, leading entertainment portal. It seems to be a cumbersome task. “This guy (Sagar Pandey) was like Salman’s shadow. He knew Salman’s reflexes and would react accordingly when standing in for Salman in high-risk and low-risk stunts. Now to find someone else at this stage of his career …sounds very tough,” Bollywood Hungama quoted the director. He added that Pandey was important part of Salman’s stardom.
Sagar was working in the gym when he suddenly collapsed. He was immediately taken to Hindu Hruday Samrat Balasaheb Thackerey Trauma Care Municipal Hospital at Jogeshwari East, Mumbai. That’s where he was declared dead,” said Prashant Walde, the well-known body double of Shah Rukh Khan as saying.
According to many directors in the industry, Salman has ceased doing his own stunts for a particular time period and gives rough part to his body double. Moreover, Sagar had stated about less work, no events when the nation went into Covid-19 induced lockdown, further saying that he was earning from stage shows than the film shoots.