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Actor-Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat passes away. at 50.


Published On: 17 August 2020 | Bollywood | By:

Actor-Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat passes away. at 50.
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Nishikant Kamat was believed to be suffering from chronic liver disease. The director was known for films like Drishyam, Force, Madaari and Mumbai Meri Jaan.

Nishikant Kamat, the filmmaker who delivered successful films such as Madaari and Drishyam, died on Monday. Actor Riteish Deshmukh was among the first ones to inform the film industry about the director’s death as he tweeted, “I will miss you, my friend. #NishikantKamat Rest In Peace.”

Ajay Devgn, who worked 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 suffering from chronic liver disease and secondary infections, was admitted to AIG hospital in Gachibowli, Hyderabad on July 31. On Monday afternoon, while denying a death hoax about Kamat, hospital sources had told PTI, “He is undergoing treatment. His condition is critical.”

In a statement on August 12, the medical facility had said that Kamat was hospitalised for jaundice and abdominal distention, and was diagnosed with chronic liver disease and other secondary infections. The hospital had described his condition as “critical but stable”. 

Kamat, 50, made his directorial debut with Marathi film Dombivali Fast in 2005. His Bollywood debut was Mumbai Meri Jaan, also starring Irrfan. Kamat also played a negative role in John Abraham-starrer Rocky Handsome in 2016, which he also directed. His biggest hit was Ajay Devgn-Tabu starrer Drishyam, which was a remake of the Malayalam movie of the same name.

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