‘Drishyam’ director Nishikant Kamat dies at 50 in Hyderabad, Bollywood mourns loss

 ‘Drishyam’ director Nishikant Kamat dies at 50 in Hyderabad, Bollywood mourns loss

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Nishikant Kamat was battling liver cirrhosis. He was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad.

'Drishyam' director Nishikant Kamat dies at 50 in Hyderabad, Bollywood mourns loss

New Delhi: Bollywood’s revered filmmaker Nishikant Kamat, who was battling liver cirrhosis, succumbed to his illness on Monday in Hyderabad. He was admitted to the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology. He was on ventilator as his condition was critical.

Superstar Ajay Devgn mourned his death on Twitter and wrote, “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.”

Riteish Deshmukh also shared a condolence message. “I will miss you my friend. #NishikantKamat Rest In Peace.”

Nishikant Kamat made his debut in Marathi film Dombivali Fast in 2005. Before that, he acted in Hindi movie ‘Hava Aney Dey’ (2004) and a Marathi movie ‘Saatchya Aat Gharat’ for which he turned writer as well. He won the coveted National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi for debut film ‘Dombivali Fast’ in 2006

His debut Marathi movie was a blockbuster and he received a warm response for it. He remade his film in Tamil with R Madhavan titled Evano Oruvan which again was a big hit.

He made his Bollywood debut with ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’ in 2008. Nishikant was again seen on-screen in a negative role ‘Rocky Handsome’.

He directed movies like ‘Force’, ‘Lai Bhaari’ and the aforementioned ‘Drishyam’.

Nishikant was also seen in films such as ‘Madaari’, ‘Fugay’, ‘Daddy’, ‘Julie 2’ and ‘Bhavesh Joshi’.

He also was the creative producer for ‘The Final Call’ and ‘Rangbaaz Phirse’ series.

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