‘Bandish Bandits’ actor Amit Mistry dies of cardiac arrest, celebs pay tribute


Popular Marathi and Bollywood actor Amit Mistry, who starred in couple of movies like Kya Kehna, Ek Chalis Ki Last Local, 99, Shor In The City, Yamla Pagla Deewana, Bey Yaar, A Gentleman and the Amazon Prime series Bandish Bandits passed away due to cardiac arrest on Friday morning.

His manager Maharshi Desai told indianexpress.com, “I spoke to Amit’s mother. It is true that he is no more. He passed away after suffering a massive cardiac arrest this morning. He was at his house in Andheri, Mumbai with his parents and passed away on the spot, before they could get any help.”

Actors Jacqueline Fernandes, Sumeet Vyas, Kubbra Sait, Rajesh Tailang, Cyrus Sahukar, Rajesh Tailang and many others expressed their condolences on social media.

Kubbra shared, “You’ll be missed on earth @Actoramitmistry. Condolences to the family.” Vir Das shared on Twitter, “I was ready to start shooting a show that Amit Mistry is an integral part of. His talent, his insight were a thing to behold. We’ve lost a truly wonderful artist today. Rest in Peace.”

Swanand Kirkire wrote, "Amit Mistry ? No ...this is unbelievable. He was an amazing Actor and a real happy soul." Tisca Chopra wrote, "Such a lovely guy, totally chill.. deepest condolences to the family .. RIP."

Nimrat Kaur wrote, "Prayers and heart felt condolences for the family and loved ones. Really so tragic...what an untimely loss."

Sharing a picture of Amit Mistry, Jacqueline Fernandez wrote on Instagram, 'Rest in peace' accompanied with crying emoji. 

Actor Karanvir Bohra wrote, "Heard about #ShravanRathore sir and #amitmistry I’m in shock... every day a tragic news in the news... God bless their souls #OmNamahShivaya And keep everyone safe."

Sonali Kulkarni shared on Twitter, "This is devastating.. So young.. so spirited.. so loving.. so chilled out.. can’t forget his fabulous performance in Makarand Deshpande’s Ek Kadam Aagey and recent Bandish Bandits..what an actor..too soon Amit. too soon! #RIP #AmitMistry."

Ritesh Sidhwani shared on Twitter, "The news of Amit Mistry’s demise is shocking! It’s terribly sad for such a fine person and an amazing actor to leave us so soon. May he rest in peace."

Gautam Rode shared on Twitter, "RIP Amit Mistry. My heartfelt condolences to family and friends."

Vir Das who is going to share screen with Amit very soon wrote, "I was ready to start shooting a show that Amit Mistry is an integral part of. His talent, his insight were a thing to behold. We've lost a truly wonderful artist today. Rest in Peace."

The Cine And TV Artistes' Association (CINTAA) expressed condolences. The official Twitter handle of the association paid tribute to the actor and informed fans that he was a member since 2004.

I am shattered .
Can’t believe this .
A dear friend , a brilliant actor on stage , tv & cinema Amit Mistry expired due to cardiac arrest today.
This is no age to go Amit
Speechless .
My Heartfelt condolences to his family .
??????? ! 

— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) April 23, 2021

Tisca Chopra shared, “Such a lovely guy, totally chill.. deepest condolences to the family .. RIP #AmitMistry.”

Fans also condoled his death, "Sad, too young to go. May his soul RIP," wrote one. "RIP #Amit... You will be missed," wrote another. 

Apart from big screen, Amit Mistry had also appeared in TV shows like Tenali Rama, Woh, Ssshhhh…Koi Hai, among others. He recently appeared in the Amazon Prime web series Bandish Bandits.

May his soul rest in peace!