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'Indoo Ki Jawani' producer Ryan Stephen passes away, Bollywood mourns demise

ANI
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 29, 2021, 06:38 PM IST

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Ryan later worked as the Programming Head and Head of the Creative Development department at Dharma Productions.

Bollywood film producer Ryan Ivan Stephen who bankrolled films like Kiara Advani`s `Indoo Ki Jawani` and Kajol`s short film `Devi`, on Saturday passed away after reportedly contracting COVID-19.

Bollywood celebrities like Kiara, Varun Dhawan, Manoj Bajpayee and others took to social media and mourned the loss of the ace producer.

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Bajpayee shared filmmaker Suparn S Varma`s tweet on his Twitter handle and wrote, "It`s so so shocking for all of us who knew this gentle soul. It really can`t be true!! I will miss you my friend RYAN." Suparn had tweeted, "Life is cruel! But you were kind! @ryanmstephen thank you for your compassion in a ruthless world. I`m glad we undertook a journey on a few stories, the joy in writing them was because of you. You leave behind so many who loved you. Cook up a storm my friend. God bless you."

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Varun also shared a picture of the producer on his Instagram story and wrote, "Rip Ryan."

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A heartbroken Kiara put up a picture of the film producer and captioned it, "Our dearest Ryan gone too soon". Alia Bhatt also shared a photo of the late producer on her Instagram story and wrote "RIP Ryan," followed by a broken heart emoji.

As per reports Ryan had started his career as a reporter with a film magazine. He worked with publications such as Showtime and Stardust and even as a film consultant on web-portal Mazaa Media over the years.

Ryan later worked as the Programming Head and Head of the Creative Development department at Dharma Productions. He even worked as a production designer on Irrfan Khan`s film `Rog` and eventually joined hands with writer-lyricist Niranjan Iyenger to start his production house, Electric Apples Entertainment.