The sudden and unexpected death of Nitin Desai, a celebrated art director and production designer, has sent shockwaves through the public and the film industry. Bollywood is in mourning as many prominent celebrities, including those who have collaborated with Desai in the past, express their grief and heartfelt condolences on various social media platforms.
Among those deeply affected by the loss is actor Akshay Kumar, who took to his Twitter handle to express his profound sadness over Desai's passing. Kumar also made a touching announcement, deciding to postpone the much-anticipated trailer launch of 'OMG 2', a film he stars alongside Pankaj Tripathi.ALSO READ: Akshay Kumar's '100 rupee rent' story that shaped his success
The trailer was initially scheduled for release today, but as a mark of respect for the late artist, it will be unveiled tomorrow at 11 am.
In a heartfelt tribute, Akshay Kumar wrote, "Unbelievably sad to know about the demise of Nitin Desai. He was a stalwart in production design and a big part of our cinema fraternity. He worked on so many of my films… this is a huge loss. Out of respect, we are not releasing the OMG 2 trailer today. Will launch it tomorrow at 11 am. Om Shanti."
The news of Nitin Desai's passing came to light this morning when he was found hanging at his ND Studios in Karjat. Authorities reported that they received information about his death from members of the set crew. Maharashtra MLA Mahesh Baldi cited financial stress as the possible reason behind Desai's tragic suicide.
Throughout his illustrious career, Nitin Desai collaborated with some of the most acclaimed film directors in the industry, including Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Rajkumar Hirani, and more. His artistic vision and contributions played a pivotal role in shaping the visual aesthetics of numerous Bollywood classics