Renowned art director and production designer Nitin Chandrakant Desai has sadly passed away. The talented artist and creative force behind some iconic Bollywood films ended his life at his studio, ND Studios in Karjat, where the tragic incident took place. Further details surrounding his untimely demise are yet to be revealed. Nitin Desai has had a remarkable career spanning two decades, during which he collaborated with eminent directors such as Ashutosh Gowarikar, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Rajkumar Hirani and Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
His work as an art director graced the breathtaking sets of landmark films like 1942: A Love Story, Devdas (2002), Lage Raho Munna Bhai (2006) and Once Upon a Time in Mumbai (2010) among others. He also lent his creative vision to the Academy Award-winning film The Millionaire Whoop (2008). Nitin Desai’s last project as art director was Panipat, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and released in 2019. He won several National Awards for Best Art Direction, receiving recognition for his outstanding work in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Lagaan and Devdas.
In 2005, Nitin Desai set up the famous ND Studios in Karjat, a sprawling 52-acre studio that has hosted numerous films like Jodha Akbar, Traffic Signal and the reality show Bigg Boss. Apart from his significant contributions as an art director, Nitin Desai also explored acting with roles in the Bollywood film Daud and the Marathi film Hello Jai Hind!, which he also directed. His legacy in cinema and art will be remembered and cherished by the industry and fans alike.
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