An untoward incident has left the family of Bollywood director Girish Malik grief-stricken beyond measure. Malik’s 17-year-old son Mannan has died after falling off from the fifth floor of their house in Andheri, Mumbai. It is not known whether this was an accident or he jumped and died by suicide. This unfortunate incident has happened on the day of Holi, sometime in the afternoon. Malik is known for directing 2020 film Torbaaz, starring Sanjay Dutt and Nargis Fakhri, which was released on Netflix.
Malik’s partner in Torbaaz, Puneet Singh confirmed the sad news to ETimes. “Mr Malik’s son has passed away but I cannot say anything at the moment about what exactly happened. We are not in a state to speak,” he said. Reportedly, Mannan had played Holi and after he came back home sometime in the noon, this incident happened. He was even rushed to a private Hospital in Mumbai but did not survive.
It is learned that the passing of Malik’s son at this young age has also affected Dutt and he is very sad on hearing the news. Torbaaz producer Rahul Mittra told ETimes, “I am non-plussed to learn about the unfortunate incident and just informed Sanju who’s deeply saddened too. We are shocked beyond words. My heartfelt condolences.”
Apart from Torbaaz, Malik has directed the 2013 film Jal, starring Purab Kohli and Kirti Kulhari. It is based in the Rann of Kutch. This movie is available for streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. He has also helmed the Chitrangda Singh starrer Band of Maharajas, which is the story of Pakistani singer-activist Billo Mumtaz and her musical journey.