Bollywood filmmaker Nishikant Kamat passed away on Monday evening, it was confirmed by actor Riteish Deshmukh.

Sharing a photo with his dear friend, the actor tweeted, “I will miss you my friend. #NishikantKamat Rest In Peace.”

Following the sad update, Bollywood stars including Ajay Devgn, Randeep Hooda, Genelia D’Souza Deshmukh, Nimrat Kaur, Paresh Rawal, directors Hansal Mehta, Anurag Kashyap joined fans in mourning the ace filmmaker’s demise at just 50 years.

Ajay Devgn, who starred in ‘Drishyam’ paid tribute to the director saying, “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.”

Paresh, on the other hand, said, “One of my favourite Director Nishikant Kamat Who made “Mumbai Meri Jaan “breathed his last today at Hyderabad hospital. Thanks Nishi for such a meaningful film and memories. AUM SHANTI.”

Genelia Deshmukh tweeted, “#NishikantKamat you were one of a kind.. I found a life coach in you.. I live by so much that we discussed and I live with knowing you were such an amazing soul and I’m just so glad our paths crossed.. I will miss you dear Nishi .. R.i.p.”

Randeep Hooda bid his friend farewell in a tweet that read, “Farewell Nishi!! You lived and died by what you decided you loved more than anything else .. I’m sure you had no regrets about much .. thank you for all the movies, all the fun stories, warmth and smiles #NishikantKamat.”

This update comes in hours after filmmaker Milap Zaveri mistakenly tweeted this morning stating that the director passed away, while he was still alive and on life support in the hospital.

“Just spoke to someone who is with Nishikant in the hospital right now. He hasn’t passed away yet. Yes he is v critical and fighting life and death. But he is still alive,” Zaveri clarified in a tweet.

“Sadly the end seems inevitable anytime soon. But as of now Nishikant is still on ventilator,” he wrote in a separate tweet.

The tweets gave rise to a lot of confusion on social media which prompted the director’s friends to ask fans to offer prayers for the director.

Fans of the star were quick to flooded social media with condolence messages and note of love for the filmmaker, thanking him for his contribution to the craft and the entertainment industry.


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By vinayak