Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani mourn the loss of Indoo Ki Jawani producer Ryan Ivan Stephen

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Bollywood producer Ryan Ivan Stephen has passed away after reportedly contracting Covid-19, leaving his industry colleagues heartbroken. Actor Manoj Bajpayee expressed shock at his untimely demise and said that he would miss his good ‘friend’. The Satya star described him as a ‘gentle soul’ The Family Man writer Suparn Varma recalled his association with Ryan and revealed that the two had bonded while working on a few stories.

He added that his death highlighted the ‘cruel’ nature of life. Kiara Advani, who played the lead role in Indoo Ki Jawani, wrote, “Our dearest Ryan gone too soon.” Varun Dhawan shared Ryan’s picture and wrote, “Rip Ryan.” He was associated with Karan Johar‘s Dharma Productions and began his career by working as a production designer on the 2005 release Rog.

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The film was directed by Himanshu Brahmbhatt and featured Irrfan Khan in the lead. It revolved around the journey of a lonely detective who finds himself in an unusual situation while investigating a murder. Ryan turned producer with the short film Devi, starring Kajol. It revolved around the sensitive issue of ‘sexual violence’ and garnered attention due to the hard-hitting presentation. The cast included Shruti Haasan, Neha Dhupia and young actor Shivani Raghuvanshi. Ryan also produced the Kiara Advani-starrer Indoo Ki Jawani, one of the first films to release in theatres after the Covid-19 lockdown last year. It revolved around the adventures of a young woman from Ghaziabad and catered to the ‘Gen Y’ audience.  The second wave of the novel coronavirus has hit the country hard.

The industry has also lost celebrities like actor Bikramjeet Kanwarpal, composer Shravan Rathod, Marathi actor Vira Sathidar and others during the second wave of the coronavirus.

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