Nishikant Kamat, director of Drishyam and Lai Bhaari, dies at 50 – bollywood

Drishyam director Nishikant Kamat has died. He was undergoing treatment in Hyderabad for cirrhosis of liver and had suffered a relapse. He was 50. The news was confirmed by director Mukesh Chhabra and actor Renuka Shahane.

Actor Renuka Shahane wrote, “RIP my friend Nishikant Kamat. I will cherish the wonderful times we shared. What a talented filmmaker you were. I am writing “were” with a very heavy heart. This is no age to pass away.” Actor Syed Zeeshan Quadri also wrote, “RIP Nishikant Kamat. You were not just the future of our cinema but a great friend and human being. You’ll be missed.”




Nishikant made his directorial debut with Marathi film, Dombivali Fast, in 2005. The film became one of the biggest hits of the year in Marathi cinema and also won a National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi in 2006.

The filmmaker hit national spotlight when he directed the Hindi remake of Malayalam hit Drishyam, starring Ajay Devgn and Tabu in 2015. He also directed Force, Rocky Handsome and Madaari. The director also appeared as an actor in Rocky Handsome, Julie 2, Bhavesh Joshi and Saatchya Aat Gharat (Marathi).

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