The news of the death of Nishikant Kamat, the director of the film ‘Drishyam’, is a lie, Ritesh Deshmukh clarified by tweeting.

Mumbai: Many Bollywood stars have passed away in 2020. Some artists have committed suicide, while others have left the world prematurely due to serious physical problems. So some of the false news in the midst of all this is also raising concerns among fans. A few days later, rumors circulated that former President Pranab Mukherjee had passed away, which his son Abhijit made clear.

Now, rumors have been circulating that Nishikant Kamat, the director who directed the Bollywood films ‘Drishyam’, ‘Force’ and ‘Madari’, has passed away. He was undergoing treatment in Hyderabad for liver cirrhosis and was rumored to have died at the age of 50. But now Bollywood actor Ritesh Deshmukh has tweeted that the news is a lie. "Nishikant is now with the help of a ventilator and is alive," Ritesh wrote.

According to sources, Nishikant started directing in 2005 from the Marathi film 'Dombivali Fast'. The film became the biggest hit of the year in Marathi cinema and in 2009 it won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Marathi.
In 2015, he directed the Hindi remake of the Malayalam hit film ‘Drishyam’ starring Ajay Devgn and Tabu, while the filmmaker was able to attract national attention. He has also directed films such as Force, Rocky Handsome and Madari. Director Nishikant also starred in ‘Rocky Handsom’, ‘Julie 2’ and ‘Bhabesh Yoshi’.