In a shocking and devastating turn of events, the film industry mourns the loss of the immensely talented art director, Nitin Desai, who reportedly died by suicide on Wednesday morning. The news of his untimely demise has sent shockwaves through the entertainment fraternity, leaving everyone in disbelief and sorrow.
Nitin Desai was found hanging at his very own ND Studios in Karjat, just days before his birthday, which was set to be on August 9. The reasons behind this tragic decision are yet to be known, and the authorities have initiated an investigation to uncover more details about the unfortunate incident.
The late Nitin Desai was widely recognized and celebrated for his exceptional talent in art direction. His grand and lavish sets in numerous films left audiences awestruck and impressed. With an illustrious career spanning several decades, he had worked on critically acclaimed movies such as "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam," "Devdas," "Jodha Akbar," and "Lagaan." His creative brilliance extended to Vidhu Vinod Chopra's "1942: A Love Story" and collaborations with renowned directors like Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Rajkumar Hirani, and many others.
Having earned four National Awards for Best Art Direction, Nitin Desai's contribution to the world of cinema was invaluable. His sets not only enhanced the visual spectacle of the films but also added depth and authenticity to the storytelling.ALSO READ: Dilnaz Irani opens up on 'Sukhee' co-star Shilpa Shetty: " I found myself just watching her.."
Beyond his work as an art director, Nitin Desai was a multifaceted talent in the industry. He wore the hats of a producer and director as well. In 2003, he ventured into production with the film "Desh Devi Maa Ashapura," and his studio, ND Studios, became a hub for filmmaking, spanning across 52 acres. Numerous films and television projects found their canvas in this sprawling space, and even Salman Khan's reality show, "Bigg Boss," found a home there.
Apart from his commendable work in the Hindi film industry, Nitin Desai also left his mark in the Marathi cinema with directorial ventures like "Hello Jai Hind!" (2011) and "Ajintha" (2012).
As the film fraternity reels from this devastating loss, they remember Nitin Desai not only for his creative brilliance but also for the warmth and positivity he brought to the sets. He will be dearly missed, and his legacy will continue to inspire generations of artists and filmmakers to come.ALSO READ: Chetna Pande and Nishank Swami found love after 11 years of being close friends