‘The Lunchbox’ Casting Director Seher Aly Latif Passes Away


New Delhi: Casting director Seher Aly Latif, known for her work on films like The Lunchbox and Durgamati, died on Monday due to cardiac arrest.

The news was confirmed by her associate and director Neeraj Udhwani.

Co-founder of independent production company Mutant Films, Seher backed the Netflix series Bhaag Beanie Bhaag, starring Swara Bhasker, and Maska, a film for the streaming service which featured Manisha Koirala.

According to Neeraj, Seher was admitted to Lilavati Hospital eight days ago due to kidney failure.She was on antibiotics and was recovering. However, she died of cardiac arrest today.

Seher was known for her extensive work as a casting director on projects like mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan’s biopic The Man Who Knew Infinity, starring Dev Patel; filmmaker Gurinder Chadha’s period film Viceroy’s House and Bhumi Pednekar-fronted drama feature Durgamati.

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