‘Drishyam’ director Nishikant Kamat dies in Hyderabad hospital


Hyderabad, Aug 17

Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat, greatest identified for steering the thriller drama “Drishyam”, died on Monday after battling liver cirrhosis for 2 years, the AIG Hospitals right here stated. He was 50.

Kamat, who had a number of organ failure, was admitted to hospital on July 31 with complaints of fever and extreme fatigue.

“It was diagnosed that he was suffering from liver cirrhosis for the past two years. Initially, we started antibiotics and supportive medications upon which Mr Kamat showed improvement, but his condition soon deteriorated with progressive liver dysfunction and drowsiness,” the hospital stated.

The director was instantly shifted to the ICU, the place his normal situation steadily declined. He had additionally developed respiratory failure and hypotension on Sunday. His situation deteriorated, ultimately resulting in a number of organ failure, the hospital added.

Kamat, who additionally made the motion movie “Force” and the Irrfan Khan-led “Madaari”, died at  4.24 pm, it stated.

“My equation with Nishikant was not just about Drishyam, a film which he directed with Tabu and me. It was an association that I cherished. He was bright; ever-smiling. He has gone too soon. RIP Nishikant,” his “Drishyam” star Ajay Devgn stated on Twitter.

Kamat made his directorial debut with the Marathi movie “Dombivali Fast” in 2005. His Bollywood debut was “Mumbai Meri Jaan”, additionally starring Irrfan.

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

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



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