A source from the studio informs ETimes, “It was planned properly by ND. Last night he took all the keys from the security and told his boy to leave him alone at the Studio as he has some important work to be done.
ND came to see him off at the gate and asked him to come next morning around 8:30 am. He also asked him to see the recording which he said he will find in Studio no 10.”
“At night, on the sets of Marathi Pavool Padte Pudhe, Studio number 10, he drew a bow and arrow with sutali (rassi), he placed a ladder on the bow and arrow, and hung himself,” the source further informs.
“In the recording, Desai has also mentioned not to take his ND Studios away from him. He also mentioned that his last rites be performed at Studio no 10,” the source concluded.
Desai is known for projects like Lagaan and Devdas. He had opened this sprawling studio in the Khalapur taluka on the outskirts of the financial capital where films like Jodha Akbar were shot. His company ND’s Art World is engaged in the business of organising, maintaining, operating replicas of historical monuments and providing facilities and services related to hotels, theme restaurants, shopping malls and recreation centres.