Nishikant Kamat, Director Of ‘Drishyam’ Passes Away At 50

Hydearbad: Fifty-year-old Bollywood filmmaker Nishikant Kamat passed away today at a Hyderabad hospital. He had been diagnosed with chronic liver disease and other secondary infections, Entertainment Times (ET) reported.

Kamat had directed Bollywood films like the Ajay Devgn and Tabu starrer ‘Drishyam’, and Irrfan Khan’s ‘Madaari’. He has also worked with John Abraham in two films, ‘Force’ and ‘Rocky Handsome’. Apart from that, he had directed ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’ featuring R Madhavan, Soha Ali Khan, Irrfan Khan, Paresh Rawal and Kay Kay Menon.

Kamat was also known for directing Marathi films. Some of his films are Riteish Deshmukh starrer ‘Lai Bhaari’ and Swwapnil Joshi’s ‘Fugay’ and ‘Dombivali Fast’.

Sharing a fond memory, filmmaker Milap Zaveri shared how he was supposed to collaborate with Nishikant Kamat for a film with Abhishek Bachchan. “Heartbreaking news that Nishikant Kamat passed away. He judged My 1st play ever in Jaihind College where he awarded me best actor and writer. He was gonna direct “Sanak” written by @shiekhspear and me, starring @juniorbachchan Sadly the film didn’t happen. Will miss him Broken heart,” the report added.

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