A 29-year-old sound editor, who worked in recent Bollywood hits like Housefuls 4, Race 3 and Marjaavan, has died due to brain haemorrhage. Nimish Pilankar suffered from high blood pressure, which resulted in brain haemorrhage.
Pilankar’s first project in Bollywood was Salman Khan’s Race 3 after which he worked on films like Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga, Kesari and Jalebi, besides others. Pilankar’s death has brought to the fore less pay and long working hours of sound technicians.
Director and producer, Mrunalinni Patil, tweeted: ‘SOUND TECHNICIAN, NIMISH PILANKAR, aged 29, has passed away…of high blood pressure leading to brain haemorrhage. Point is; does anyone care? Technicians contribute silently n immeasurably to Bollywood cinema. They work long hours coz they love cinema. Do they get credit’.
Even actor Vipin Sharma slammed the long hours and tweeted: ‘Many techs work over time n rarely get paid for that. It’s terrible. Afraid to lose work they stay quiet n keep working. Many times they may not get fully paid as well while they already accept to work for less money in the first place. Rest in Peace Nimish Pilankar’.