Renowned art director Nitin Desai passes away at 57. He was known for movies like Lagaan, Munnabhai MBBS and Slumdog Millionaire.
Renowned art director Nitin Chandrakant Desai has passed away at the age of 57. The police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding his untimely demise, and further information about the cause of death is yet to be disclosed. While initial reports hint at a possible suicide, official confirmation is awaited as more details are expected to be shared by the authorities.
His lifeless body was discovered at his N D Studio in Karjat on August 2 morning. The four-time National Award winner for art direction also created sets for Slumdog Millionaire and Kaun Banega Crorepati. Some of the most notable Bollywood movies that he worked for were Lagaan, Jodhaa Akbar, Munnabhai M.B.B.S. and Lage Raho Munna Bhai.
Maharashtra MLA Mahesh Baldi has confirmed Desai’s death. “He was under financial stress and this could be the only reason for suicide,” ANI quoted him as saying.
“We have found the body of art director Nitin Desai hanging in his studio in Karjat. Police were informed about this by a worker on the set. When police team reached the studio we saw his body hanging. We are investigating the case further for ascertaining all the aspects in this case,” ANI quoted Raigad SP as saying.