Here’s some heartbreaking news pouring in! Director Nishikant Kamat, who was in a critical condition in a private hospital in Hyderabad, passed away due to liver cirrhosis today (August 17, 2020). He was 50.
Riteish Deshmukh who worked with him in the Marathi film Lai Bhaari took to his Twitter page to confirm the news. Sharing a picture in which he is hugging the filmmaker, the actor wrote, I will miss you my friend. #NishikantKamat Rest In Peace.”
Nishikant made his directorial debut with the critically acclaimed Marathi film, Dombivali Fast, in 2005. The film won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi in 2006.
The filmmaker made his directorial debut in Bollywood with John Abraham’s Force. He also helmed the Hindi remake of Malayalam hit Drishyam, starring Ajay Devgn and Tabu in 2015.
Besides directing films, Nishikant also worked as an actor in films like Saatchya Aat Gharat, Rocky Handsome, Bhavesh Joshi Superhero, Fugay and Julie 2.
Soha Ali Khan took to her Instagram page and wrote, “Deeply shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely demise of Nishikant Kamat. I worked with him 12 years ago in his first Hindi film, Mumbai Meri Jaan, and it was an experience I will always value. My most heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. #nishikantkamat may he be at peace.”
We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family!