Seher Aly Latif, who worked as a casting director for films like Lunchbox and Monsoon Shootout and produced Swara Bhasker’s Netflix comedy Bhaag Beanie Bhaag, died on Monday after suffering a heart arrest. The producer, who was in her early 40s, died in the Lilavati hospital in Mumbai, where she was being treated for renal failure.
Seher’s Netflix project Maska (2020), which she also cast for, was directed by Neeraj Udhwani, who confirmed her death to indianexpress.com. “It’s incredible. It’s quite difficult to comprehend. She was said to be on the mend. And I only found out about it now. She had renal failure as a result of an infection. Last Saturday, she was admitted to the hospital. Doctors put 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 photo of Seher with her cat, and tweeted that the late producer was “one of the kindest people” Mumbai gifted her with.
“One of the kindest, most loving people Mumbai gifted my life with. Still trying to process this unreal news…. Travel on into the light my dearest, sweetest Seher. The unpredictable, ghastly shortness of life remains baffling… Await to meet you on the other side,” Nimrat Kaur tweeted.