‘Drishyam’ director Nishikant Kamat dies at 50

Mumbai, August 17

Director Nishikant Kamat, finest recognized for his movies “Mumbai Meri Jaan”, “Drishyam” and “Madaari”, died on Monday in a Hyderabad hospital. He was 50.

Kamat, who was affected by persistent liver illness and secondary infections, was admitted to AIG hospital in Gachibowli, Hyderabad on July 31.

“He passed away at around 10.30 am in Hyderabad. I was in touch with his close associate, producer Ajay Rai, who was with him,” Marathi actor Jaywant Wadkar advised PTI.

In an announcement on August 12, the medical facility had mentioned that Kamat was hospitalised for jaundice and belly distention, and was later identified with persistent liver illness. The hospital had described his situation as “critical but stable”. 

Kamat made his directorial debut with the Marathi movie “Dombivali Fast” in 2005. His Bollywood debut was 2008’s “Mumbai Meri Jaan”, starring Irrfan and R Madhavan.

Kamat additionally performed a unfavourable function in John Abraham-starrer “Rocky Handsome” in 2016, which he additionally directed.

His greatest hit was Ajay Devgn-Tabu starrer “Drishyam”, which was a remake of the Malayalam film of the identical identify. –PTI 

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