Art director Nitin Desai, who designed the sets for brilliant films like ‘Jodha Akbar’, ‘Devdas’ and ‘Lagaan’, committed suicide by hanging himself at the age of 57. ND Studio founder Nitin embraced death in his own studio. In such a situation, there is a wave of mourning in the world of Bollywood. Veteran actors from the Bollywood industry have mourned Nitin’s death.
Bollywood dream girl Hema Malini shared a photo of herself with Nitan Desai and paid tribute to him. The actress wrote: ‘Shocking news this morning, art director Nitin Desai is no more. He was a very good person. He worked with him on many projects. This is a huge loss for the movie industry. Wherever they are, they must be at peace.
Shocking news this morning: Art Director Nitin Desai is no more. Such a warm human being, associated with many of my projects and ballets, his passing is a terrible loss to the film industry. May you find peace wherever you are pic.twitter.com/STNsz6Kwr8
— Hema Malini (@dreamgirlhema) August 2, 2023
The trailer for Akshay Kumar’s movie ‘OMG 2’ was supposed to be released today but the actor has postponed it. He gave this information via Twitter. He wrote: ‘It was incredibly sad to learn about the disappearance of Nitin Desai. He was a legend in production design and a big part of our world of cinema. He worked on many of my movies. This is a great loss. As a show of respect, we will not be releasing the OMG 2 trailer today. I will be releasing it tomorrow at 11am. Calm.’
Incredibly sad to hear about the disappearance of Nitin Desai. He was a stalwart in production design and a huge part of our film fraternity. He worked on a lot of my movies…it’s a great loss. Out of respect, today we will not release the trailer for OMG 2. I will release it…
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 2, 2023
Sanjay Dutt tweeted: ‘Deeply saddened to learn of the death of Nitin Desai. A brilliant art director and good friend, his contribution to Indian cinema has been monumental. My condolences are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Nitin Desai. A brilliant art director and good friend, his contribution to Indian cinema has been monumental. My thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time.
—Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) August 2, 2023
Bollywood actor Ritesh Deshmukh has expressed his sorrow over Nitin’s death in a tweet. The actor wrote: ‘It is a profound shock to learn that the legendary production designer Nitin Desai, who contributed so much to the growth of Indian cinema, is no more. My condolences to his family and his loved ones. I have known him for many years. He was very talkative, humble, ambitious. I will miss you friend. Om Shanti.
deeply shocked to learn that #NitinDesai, a legendary production designer who has greatly contributed to the growth of Indian cinema in nothing else. My condolences to his family and loved ones.
I’ve known him for years… soft-spoken, humble, ambitious and visionary… you… pic.twitter.com/Pgkz4Mx3K7
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 2, 2023
Actress Parineeti Chopra has also expressed her sorrow over Nitin’s death. She wrote on Twitter: ‘Heartbroken to hear about Nitin Sir. His amazing work, intelligence and artistry will always be remembered. Rest in peace sir.
It’s heartbreaking to hear about Nitin, sir. #NitinDesai, Your innovative work, wisdom and artistry will be remembered forever. Rest in peace sir.
—Parineeti Chopra (@ParineetiChopra) August 2, 2023
Tell them that Nitin Desai has worked as an art director on 250 advertising films, 180 movies, and around 100 TV shows. It is said that he was struggling with the financial crisis for a long time, after which he took a step like suicide.