New Delhi: A film reviewer par excellence Nikhat Kazmi passed away on Friday morning.
Rarely were Nikhat’s reviews questioned. With a devoted following, many distinguished Bollywood celebs looked up to her film analysis.
A film critic since 1987, during her stint with Times of India, she reviewed Hindi and English movies.
Celebs paid their tributes to the late Nikhat Kazmi on micro blogging site Twitter.
Madhur Bhandarkar – “The country lost one of the finest Film Critics today. RIP Nikhat Kazmi, may god give strength to your loved one!”
Bipasha Basu – “Life is so unpredictable. RIP Nikhat Kazmi.”
Sonam Kapoor – “RIP nikhat kazmi. What sad news to hear first thing in the morning.”
Karan Johar – “Was truly shocked to hear about the untimely death of nikhat kazmi…the TOI critic of several years…prayers and thoughts with her family.”
Akshay Kumar – “Tragic news. Extremely sad to know about the demise of Nikhat Kazmi, one of the most persistent film critics. Am sure wherever you are, it’ll be a 5 star rating, RIP. May God give strength to your loved ones.”
Mahesh Bhatt – “Nikhat Kazmi was generous! Having come to terms with mortality she made it a point to look for something good in every film she viewed.”
Roshan Abbas- “Nikhat Kazmi always remember her from my early theatre days. Always had an encouraging word . Shocked to hear of her death. RIP”
Abhishek Bachchan-“ The 1st ever review I read of Refugee, my 1st film, was by Nikhat Kazmi. She always pointed out the road to improvement to me. RIP ma`am.”