RIP Nishikant Kamat; B-town mourns the loss of the stellar director

Bollywood came together to bid Kamat a final goodbye while expressing how much the director meant to them

Nishikant Kamat;
b-town mourns Nishikant Kamat death

Bollywood was exposed to another shocking news yet again as Nishikant Kamat, the celebrated director of films like ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’, ‘Drishyam’, ‘Force’ and so on lost his life to liver cirrhosis. He was only 50 years of age.

A lesser-known fact about the director is that he also acted in films like ‘ Hava Aney Dey’, ‘Saatchya Aat Gharat’ and also played the role of the antagonist in his own directorial titled, ‘Rocky Handsome’ starring John Abraham. At the news of his unexpected demise, Bollywood came together to bid Kamat a final goodbye while expressing how much the director meant to them all via social media.

Ajay Devgn, who had worked with Nishikant in the popular film ‘Drishyam’ took to Twitter to express his sorrow over the loss.

John Abraham who starred in films like ‘Rocky Handsome’ and ‘Force’ mentioned that he won’t be able to get over the news.

Even Riteish Deshmukh shared a picture of him lovingly hugging the late director. They both worked in ‘Lal Bhaari’ together as it became the highest-grossing Marathi film of 2014.

Riteish’s wife, Genelia Deshmukh had also worked with Nishikant in the film ‘Force’. She took to social media to remember what he meant to her.

Arjun Rampal was the face of Kamat’s 2017 directorial, ‘Daddy’. He said that ‘another gloom has set over everyone’ after hearing the tragic news.

Soha Ali Khan worked with the recently departed personality in his Bollywood directorial debut titled, ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’. She shared the picture of both of them while expressing some heartfelt words.

She 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.”

Ishita Dutta, who was seen in the supporting role of the film ‘Drishyam’ also expressed condolences over Twitter.

Apart from them, other significant personalities from the film industry like Abhishek Bachchan, Anurag Kashyap, Swara Bhasker, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, R Madhavan, Randeep Hooda and Riteish Sidhwani also expressed grief at the sad news.

It was on July 31st that Kamat got admitted to AIG Hospitals, situated in Hyderabad. He was being treated for jaundice and abdominal distention there.