Nitin Desai a well known Art Director, untimely and shocking demised has sent shock waves across the the industry. He was found dead in his ND studio in Kajrat. However, the initial reports suggest that he died by suicide, further detail about the cause of the death are yet to be share
According to the report, Nitin Desai had taken a loan of Rs 180 crores from a finance company. He had also mortgaged his land and other properties. The art-director was unable to pay off the loans and was under a huge debt.
Local BJP MLA from Karjat, Mahesh Baldi confirmed that Nitin Desai died by suicide due to financial crisis. Baldi said, “Nitin Desai’s ND studio comes in my constituency, the financial crisis was going on for many days and due to that, he committed suicide in ND studio this morning.”
#WATCH | Maharashtra MLA Mahesh Baldi confirms the death of ‘Lagaan’ art director Nitin Desai, says, “He was under financial stress and this could be the only reason for suicide.”
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Nitin Desai was a four-time National Award winner for Best Art Direction. He has worked with celebrated directors over his two-decades long career in Bollywood, including Ashutosh Gowarikar, Vidhu Vinod Chopra and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Some of his notable works include Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas, Jodha Akbar, Lagaan, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai and Bajirao Mastani, among others.