Maska, Bhaag Beanie Bhaag producer Seher Aly Latif passes away

Seher Aly Latif, identified for producing Swara Bhasker’s Netflix collection Bhaag Beanie Bhaag and dealing as a casting director for movies like Lunchbox and Monsoon Shootout, handed away on Monday following a cardiac arrest. The producer, who was in her early 40s, breathed her final at Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital, the place she was admitted for renal failure.

Director Neeraj Udhwani, who labored with Seher on her Netflix manufacturing Maska (2020) that she additionally solid for, confirmed the information of her demise to indianexpress.com. “It’s unbelievable. It’s so exhausting to course of. We have been advised she was recovering. And at the moment, I bought to find out about it. She had an an infection on account of which she suffered renal failure. She was admitted to the hospital final weekend. Docs had placed on her antibiotics, and we thought she was recovering.”

Her collaborators from Bollywood mourned her demise with emotional social media posts. Lunchbox star Nimrat Kaur shared a photograph of Seher along with her cat, and tweeted that the late producer was “one of many kindest folks” Mumbai gifted her with. “One of many kindest, most loving folks Mumbai gifted my life with. Nonetheless attempting to course of this unreal information…. Journey on into the sunshine my dearest, sweetest Seher. The unpredictable, ghastly shortness of life stays baffling… Await to fulfill you on the opposite aspect,” learn Nimrat Kaur’s tweet.

Actor Nikita Dutta, who starred in Maska, wrote that she discovered the information of Seher Aly Latif’s demise unbelievable. “The heaven will probably be blessed along with your mushy hugs and infectious smile. Nonetheless can’t fathom this although.@smwhtlatelatif,” Nikita wrote alongside a photograph of herself and Seher.

Seher Aly Latif started her profession as a casting director. Seher not solely solid for Indian movies, like Lunchbox, Shakuntala Devi and Bhaag Beanie Bhaag, but in addition labored on worldwide initiatives. A few of her worldwide credit embody Eat Pray Love, Livid 7, Viceroy’s Home, McMafia and Sense 8. She was additionally the manager producer on motion pictures like Akshay Kumar’s Gold, Vidya Balan-led Shakuntala Devi and Noblemen.

Her first manufacturing was the brief movie Masterchef helmed by Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra for the Sundance Institute. In 2016, she and producer Shivani Saran based Mutant Movies, which has to date produced Netflix movie Maska and Bhaag Beani Bhaag.

Recalling his expertise of working with Seher Aly Latif , Neeraj mentioned she was not solely a supportive producer but in addition somebody who epitomised kindness. “Her default expression was a smile. You’d all the time discover her smiling. She was one of many nicest, kindest folks I ever met. I didn’t know her and Shivani earlier than Netflix launched me to them to collaborate on Maska. I couldn’t have requested for higher producers than them for Maska. That is tragic.”

Seher Aly Latif is survived by her husband, mother and father and youthful brother Zishaan A Latif, who’s an award-winning photographer.

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