Anant Balani, the director of Hindi film Joggers Park, died of a cardiac arrest in Mumbai on Aug 28 - 17 days ahead of the film's release.

Balani made his directorial debut with Gawahi (1989). His latest films Joggers' Park and Mumbai Matinee are to be released in September. He had recently been working on Ek Din (Bose, Nandita Das) which was due for release by the end of the year.

Mukta Arts' Joggers Park - a light-hearted romantic musical - is set for release on Sept 12.