Bollywood Director Nishikant Kamat Dies at 50 After Two-Year Liver Cirrhosis Battle



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Kamat began acting in 2004's Let the Wind Blow, and he made his directorial debut a year later with Dombivli Fast. He was reportedly set to direct the upcoming film titled The Brave Journalist, which is in pre-production.

According to Indian Express, Dombivali Fast won the National Award for best feature film in Marathi. His first Bollywood movie Mumbai Meri Jaan was released in 2008. Some of his other films include Drishyam (2015), Rocky Handsome (2016) and Well Done (2014).

On Twitter, actor John Abraham shared throwback photos smiling alongside the director, writing, "Will not get over this …. Rest In Peace #NishikantKamat."

Actress Soha Ali Khan also mourned Kamat, writing on Instagram that she is "deeply shocked and saddened to hear about the untimely demise of" the filmmaker. She wrote: "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."

Kamat's 2016 film Madaari starred Irrfan Khan, who died in April at age 53.

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