Fact Check: Director Nishikant Kamat is critical and struggling for life; has not passed away

A wrong tweet by filmmaker Milap Zaveri on director Nishikant’s health made the news. The hoax created confusion and declared the director to have passed away. No sooner, he clarified on twitter to say that the director is, however, still in hospital and on a ventilator.

Milap Zaveri’s initial tweet which was pulled off soon read, “Heartbreaking news that Nishikant Kamat passed away. He judged My 1st play ever in Jaihind College where he awarded me best actor and writer. He was gonna direct “Sanak” written by @shiekhspear and me, starring @juniorbachchan Sadly the film didn’t happen. Will miss him.”

While in the post clarifying the wrong information, the filmmaker wrote, “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.”

The confirmation of Nishikant’s life came through his close friends and associates on their official social media handles. They dismissed the fake news which stated that the director is no more. Actor and producer Riteish Deshmukh urged all those who shared the fake news to put a clarification post that he is yet alive, struggling to live and make more success in the Indian cinema.