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The death rumours of Indian filmmaker, Nishikant Kamat shows the insensitive side of some media houses and many people, who prefer breaking the news of someone's demise, without confirming it. The saddest part of the story is the fact that some of the closest friends of the director have also tweeted about his demise, and started paying tributes on social media without confirming the news. However, some of the genuine media houses and people, who prefer accuracy instead of 'becoming first' in these extremely sensitive cases, have come forward to rubbish the fake rumours of Nishikant Kamat's demise. (Recommended Read: Mohena Kumari Singh Wishes Her 'Blessing' Suyesh Rawat On His Birthday With Monochrome Wedding Photo)
Some of the notable celebrities and filmmakers like Riteish Deshmukh and Milap Zaveri have come forward to send out the message that Nishikant is still fighting for his life. After which, everyone have come forward to pray for Nishikant's life in this critical moment. Scroll down to see it all!
The critically acclaimed director, Nishikant Kamat, who has given us movies like Dombivali Fast, Drishyam, Force, Rocky Handsome, and many more is currently fighting for his life at a hospital in Hyderabad. But one inaccurate tweet from his close friend and actor, Milap Zaveri has wide-spread the reports of his demise all over the internet. However, after confirming it with the family of Nishikant, Milap informed everyone that Nishikant is still fighting. His tweet can be read as "Just spoke to someone who is with Nishikant in the hospital right now. He hasn't passed away yet. Yes, he is very critical and fighting life and death. But he is still alive." Soon after his tweet, actor, Riteish Deshmukh tweeted, "Nishikant Kamat is on ventilator support. He is still alive & fighting. Let's pray for him." Take a look.
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 https://t.co/h6D8fLA6N8— Milap (@zmilap) August 17, 2020
Nishikant kamat is on ventilator support. He is still alive & fighting. Let’s pray for him. — Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) August 17, 2020
Earlier, Nishikant Kamat's close friend and actor, Jaywant Wadkar confirmed the devastating news to the Indian Express. In his statement, he said, "I was in touch with producer Ajay Rai, who is a close associate of Nishikant Kamat. Nishikant passed away around 10:30 am today in Hyderabad. The process of bringing his body to Mumbai is currently on." (Don't Miss: Kareena Kapoor Khan After Announcing Pregnancy Says Hubby, Saif Ali Khan Has Become More Emotional)
Soon after the news of his demise broke out on social media, Nishikant's another close friend and actress, Renuka Shahane wrote on Twitter, "RIP my friend Nishikant Kamat. I will cherish the wonderful times we shared. What a talented filmmaker you were. I am writing "were" with a very heavy heart. This is no age to pass away." Actor Syed Zeeshan Quadri also wrote, "RIP Nishikant Kamat. You were not just the future of our cinema but a great friend and human being. You'll be missed." However, the actress said sorry to everyone after deleting her previous tweet and wrote, "So sorry for the tweet about Nishikant Kamat. Just heard that he is still among us & I hope he is blessed with a long life. Stay strong Nishi. Praying."
So sorry for the tweet about Nishikant Kamat. Just heard that he is still among us & I hope he is blessed with a long life. Stay strong Nishi. Praying — Renuka Shahane (@renukash) August 17, 2020
For the uninitiated, Nishikant Kamal is one of the most honest and genuine human beings out there. Over the years, he has inspired people by not taking shortcuts and lobbying for opportunities. Once in an interview with ETimes, he had talked about his honesty and had explained, "I take pride in my honesty. I told my father honestly the day I started smoking my first cigarette, so I have been like that. I don't like or work with dishonest people. I am okay with mistakes. But I have a problem with people who lie." There's always something special about his filmmaking that makes him one of the best directors of modern cinema. (Also Read: Samantha Akkineni And Naga Chaitanya Look Lovely In An Unseen Picture From Rana Daggubati's Wedding)
Keep praying for Nishikant Kamat!