Nishikant Kamat, the filmmaker who delivered profitable movies similar to Madaari and Drishyam, died on Monday. Actor Riteish Deshmukh was among the many first ones to tell the movie business concerning the director’s loss of life as he tweeted, “I will miss you my friend. #NishikantKamat Rest In Peace.”
Ajay Devgn, who labored with the filmmaker in Hindi remake of Drishyam, tweeted, “My equation with Nishikant was not just about Drishyam, a film which he directed with Tabu and me. It was an association that I cherished. He was bright; ever-smiling. He has gone too soon. RIP Nishikant.”
The director, who was affected by power liver illness and secondary infections, was admitted to AIG hospital in Gachibowli, Hyderabad on July 31. On Monday afternoon, whereas denying a loss of life hoax about Kamat, hospital sources had informed PTI, “He is undergoing treatment. His condition is critical.”
Condoling his loss of life, actor Nimrat Kaur wrote, “Really sorry to learn of the untimely passing away of Nishikant Kamat. Heartfealt condolensces and prayers for all his loved ones.”
Randeep Hooda additionally shared grief on Kamat’s loss of life. He wrote, “Farewell Nishi!! You lived and died by what you decided you loved more than anything else .. I’m sure you had no regrets about much .. thank you for all the movies, all the fun stories, warmth and smiles #NishikantKamat.”
In a press release on August 12, the medical facility had mentioned that Kamat was hospitalised for jaundice and stomach distention, and was recognized with power liver illness and different secondary infections. The hospital had described his situation “critical but stable”.
Kamat, 50, made his directorial debut with Marathi movie Dombivali Fast in 2005. His Bollywood debut was Mumbai Meri Jaan, additionally starring Irrfan. Kamat additionally performed the unfavourable position in John Abraham-starrer Rocky Handsome in 2016, which he additionally directed. His greatest hit was Ajay Devgn-Tabu starrer Drishyam, which was a remake of the Malayalam film of the identical identify.
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