Naranipuzha Shanavas directed Sufiyum Sujatayum, starring Aditi Rao Hydari and Jayasurya.
Naranipuzha Shanavas directed Sufiyum Sujatayum, starring Aditi Rao Hydari and Jayasurya.

Sufiyum Sujatayum director Naranipuzha Shanavas passes away in Kochi

After suffering a cardiac arrest while working for his next project in Coimbatore last week, Malayalam director Naranipuzha Shanavas was admitted to a hospital where he was put on a ventilator and declared brain dead on Tuesday.
By Haricharan Pudipeddi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 01:55 PM IST

Filmmaker Naranipuzha Shanavas, who is best known for his work in Malayalam romantic drama Sufiyum Sujatayum, passed away in Kochi on late Wednesday night in a private hospital. He was in his 40s.

After suffering a cardiac arrest while working for his next project in Coimbatore last week, Shanavas was admitted to a hospital where he was put on a ventilator and declared brain dead on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he was brought to Aster Medcity in Kochi.

Shanavas’s film Sufiyum Sujatayum was the first Malayalam film to opt for direct-OTT release in 2020. It premiered on Amazon Prime a few months ago. The film starred Aditi Rao Hydari and Jayasurya in the lead.

As per a report by The News Minute, “Shanavas was admitted to the intensive care unit of KG Hospital in Coimbatore after going into a cardiogenic shock during the shooting of his upcoming film in Attapadi. His condition continued to remain serious, and he was on ventilator support for days. A cardiogenic shock stops the heart from being able to pump enough blood needed for the body, and is mostly followed after a heart attack.”

Also read: Varun Dhawan says three A-list stars warned him about working with Sara Ali Khan: ‘Bach ke rehna’

Upon hearing Shanavas’s untimely demise, Aditi Rao Hydari wrote on her Facebook page: “As kind and sensitive as his stories. Rest in Peace Shanavas sir. I Hope your Sufi soul finds a place as beautiful as the one you created for us in Sufiyum Sujatayum. Gone too soon. My prayers and condolences to the family,” she wrote on Facebook.

 

Shanavas made his debut as a filmmaker with Malayalam film Karie, which was about caste discrimination and is centered on a man from an oppressed caste.

Follow @htshowbiz on Twitter

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close
Actor Akshay Kumar says he is busy with his film shoot today.
Actor Akshay Kumar says he is busy with his film shoot today.

“Shooting in Mumbai”, Akshay Kumar denies any plans to attend BJP rally in Kolkata today

By HT City Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:51 AM IST
Actor Akshay Kumar says that the rumours regarding his attendance at political rally in Kolkata today are baseless and false.
Close
Mahhi Vij recently put out a statement clarifying the allegations against her and her husband, Jay Bhanushali.
Mahhi Vij recently put out a statement clarifying the allegations against her and her husband, Jay Bhanushali.

Accused of abandoning their foster kids, Mahhi and Jay find support in Ankita

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:46 AM IST
  • Actor Ankita Lokhande has defended Mahhi Vij and Jay Bhanushali against allegations that they abandoned their foster children.
Close
Karan Johar shared a video of his twins.
Karan Johar shared a video of his twins.

Karan Johar's daughter Roohi turns 'mummy' for brother Yash, watch video

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:39 AM IST
  • Karan Johar took to Instagram and shared a video of his children Roohi and Yash role-playing as a mother-son duo.
Close
Shraddha Kapoor and Ranveer Singh attended Rohan Shrestha's birthday bash in Mumbai. (Varinder Chawla)
Shraddha Kapoor and Ranveer Singh attended Rohan Shrestha's birthday bash in Mumbai. (Varinder Chawla)

Shraddha attends rumoured boyfriend Rohan's birthday bash, Ranveer also spotted

UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:48 AM IST
  • Shraddha Kapoor and Ranveer Singh were spotted at the birthday bash of her rumoured boyfriend, celebrity photographer Rohan Shrestha. See pictures here.
Close
Kangana Ranaut in a still from Queen.
Kangana Ranaut in a still from Queen.

On Queen's 7th anniversary, Kangana says she did it 'for money' to fund studies

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:42 AM IST
  • Kangana Ranaut has said that she did Queen 'for money' and never thought it would even be released. The film celebrates its seventh anniversary on Sunday.
Close
Kamya Panjabi opens up about her first marriage.
Kamya Panjabi opens up about her first marriage.

Kamya Panjabi on her first marriage: 'I continued to tolerate a lot'

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:31 AM IST
  • Kamya Panjabi was married to businessman Bunty Negi for 10 years before she gave up and walked out of the marriage in 2013. In a new interview, she recalls the day she left.
Close
Shah Rukh Khan lost both his parents when he was young.
Shah Rukh Khan lost both his parents when he was young.

Shah Rukh Khan visits parents' grave in New Delhi, pays respects

UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 10:33 AM IST
  • Pictures of Shah Rukh Khan at his parents' grave site in New Delhi showed the actor paying his respects. Shah Rukh's parents died when he was very young.
Close
Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt in a Sadak.
Pooja Bhatt and Sanjay Dutt in a Sadak.

Pooja reveals advice dad Mahesh gave her for kissing scene with 'icon' Sanjay

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 09:56 AM IST
  • Pooja Bhatt has revealed the advice her father Mahesh Bhatt gave her before shooting a romantic scene with Sanjay Dutt in Sadak.
Close
Sonam Kapoor had the warmest wish for her cousin, Janhvi Kapoor.
Sonam Kapoor had the warmest wish for her cousin, Janhvi Kapoor.

Sonam finds rare childhood throwback pic to wish Janhvi on her birthday

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 09:40 AM IST
  • Sonam Kapoor, who lives in London, shared a throwback picture from their childhood to wish Janhvi Kapoor on her birthday. See here.
Close
Ibrahim Ali Khan with his dad Saif Ali Khan.
Ibrahim Ali Khan with his dad Saif Ali Khan.

Saif Ali Khan attends son Ibrahim's birthday bash, here's an unseen pic of them

UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 08:56 AM IST
  • An unseen picture of Saif Ali Khan with his son Ibrahim Ali Khan from latter's birthday bash has surfaced online. See it here.
Close
Priyanka Chopra shared a glimpse of the restaurant too.
Priyanka Chopra shared a glimpse of the restaurant too.

Priyanka Chopra presents new Indian restaurant in New York

UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2021 08:11 AM IST
  • Priyanka Chopra has shared information about a new restaurant called Sona in New York. She has been creatively involved with it from contributing in its design, menu, music and even with its name.
Close
Aamir Khan and Elli AvrRam shot for the dance number earlier this year.
Aamir Khan and Elli AvrRam shot for the dance number earlier this year.

Aamir Khan turns lover boy, poses with Elli AvrRam in first look of dance number

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 07:15 AM IST
  • Elli AvrRam has shared the first look of her upcoming dance number with Aamir Khan, from the film Koi Jaane Na.
Close
Dharmendra with Salman Khan at an event.
Dharmendra with Salman Khan at an event.

When Dharmendra called Salman Khan 'Suleiman' on stage, apologised with a hug

PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 07:08 AM IST
A vintage video of a young Salman Khan on stage with Dharmendra was shared on social media. Salman and Dharmedra's fans were amused at how the veteran actor goofed up Salman's name on stage.
Close
‘Beehad Ka Baagi’ actor Dilip Arya at Bhardendu Natya Akademi in Lucknow. (HT Photo)
‘Beehad Ka Baagi’ actor Dilip Arya at Bhardendu Natya Akademi in Lucknow. (HT Photo)

Dilip Arya: I had nothing to lose but to win everything

By Deep Saxena
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:28 PM IST
‘Bheehad Ka Baagi’ actor Dilip Arya says, “Abhi to main ankurit hua hoon! I am getting some good offers and some of them will be announced soon. After 15 years, I have got this success, so I want to do good work now. My family has struggled a lot with me, so I have no choice but to do well.”
Close
Siddharth Nigam got popular after playing role of young Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3
Siddharth Nigam got popular after playing role of young Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3

Siddharth Nigam: Don’t take spotlight as a drawback

By Sugandha Rawal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 09:54 PM IST
While many actors have been vocal about how growing up in the spotlight comes with its own cons, actor Siddharth Nigam has a different story to tell
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP