Actress Ishita Dutta started her Bollywood career with late filmmaker Nishikant Kamat’s 2015 thriller, “Drishyam“. She played the pivotal role of Ajay Devgn’s daughter in the film. Ishita recalls Kamat as a supportive confidant, the best director for any newcomer.
Talking about her experience, the actress said, “I was a last-minute casting in ‘Drishyam‘. I was extremely nervous and scared. I remember him (Nishikant Kamat) sitting by me on the first day of the shoot and trying to boost my morale. He acted as my confidant throughout the film.”
“It was encouraging for a newcomer to get an opportunity to work with a director like him. He showed faith in me. If I was able to do justice to my character, it was because of him,” she added.
Ishita Dutta also spoke about Nishikant Kamat’s supportiveness throughout the film. She said, “Whenever I have spoken about the film, I have always mentioned how supportive he and his team members were. For any newcomer, he was the best director — at least, for me. I had one of the best experiences of my life with him.”
“Whenever he wants to instruct, he would come to me and explain it nicely. I am fortunate that I got to work with him (Nishikant Kamat). He was very chilled out. He used to make things comfortable and easy for everyone. While working with him we never felt that we were shooting something and we had to complete the shoot as soon as possible. He never imposed restrictions on the set,” she further added.
Ishita Dutta also claimed that she was not in touch with him in the last couple of years and so she was unaware of his wellbeing. She said, “I will miss him, especially his smiling face. May his soul rest in peace.”