Ratna Varman Shetty, notable art director in Bollywood and father to director Abhishek Varman passed away on Tuesday at 12:30 am after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The 72-year-old artiste was keeping unwell and was recently admitted to a suburban hospital, the report adds. The family was visited by noted personalities like Karan Johar, and actors Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor, Anurag Singh, Shashank Khaitan among other industry members to offer condolences.
R Verman began his own publicity designing and cine advertising firm after he completed his education. By 1975, Verman worked on his won and had a filmography ranging across 350 films, which included seminal works like Betaab, Khoon Bhari Maang, Thaanedaar, Hum, Khiladi, Andaaz Apna Apna, Karan-Arjun, Kaho Naa.. Pyaar Hai, Company, Aitraaz, and 36 China Town.
He worked as an assistant to art director Sudhendu Roy for few years, who has done art direction for films such as Sujata, Madhumati and more.
Abhishek's recent Bollywood direction was for Kalank that fared moderately at the box office. His directorial debut happened with '2 States' that featured Alia and Arjun Kapoor.