B-towners tweet condolences on Ashok Mehta’s death

The ace photographer who was known as a visual genius passed away yesterday after a long illness. Many in Bollywood have fond memories of the veteran

This year hasn’t been particularly good for Bollywood, especially with so many talented souls bidding a final adieu. Ace photographer Ashok Mehta, who was being treated at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital for cancer, passed away yesterday. Many B-towners have had the opportunity of being photographed by the legend, and they have fond memories of Mr Mehta. We at Bollywoodlife hope that his noble soul rests in peace. Here are some tweets posted by the saddened celebs:

Preity Zinta

R.I.P Ashok Mehta ! The Country loses one more legend. May his soul rest in peace. He was one of the finest Human beings & cinematographer.

Priyanka Chopra

RIP Ashok mehta.. Used to fondly call him chachu.. Indias Pioneer cinematographer..Such fond memories of him. Ur legacy lives on chachu!

Farhan Akhtar

Nowadays, it feels like I’m mainly tweeting to mourn the loss of India’s finest talent. RIP Ashok Mehta.

Arshad Warsi

Good morning… Can’t stop thinking about Ashok Mehta n Vilasrao Deshmukh’s family, God pls give them strength to overcome their sorrow…

Sonam Kapoor ‏

Rip dop ashok mehta.. He did 8 films with dad and I wish I had worked with him.

Lisa Ray

Just got news of another great loss in Indian. Ashok Mehta was one of the finest DOPs in the country and an old friend from the sets. RIP.

Rahul Bose

RIP Ashok Mehta. ’36 Chowringhee Lane’, ‘Bandit Queen’ are as vivid in my mind as your energy, warmth & love for cinema. thank you.

Ranvir Shorey

Shocked and saddened to hear of Ashok Mehta’s demise! RIP. #respect


Ace cinematographer Ashok Mehta no more.one of the finest in the country. Huge loss.condolences to the family.

Amitabh Bachchan

T 837 – WHAT ??? Ashok Mehta no more ? Shocked beyond words ! A master and a Guru DOP .. kind considerate lovable attributes .. Prayers !!

Arjun Rampal

Today the film industry has lost a Legend Ashokji Mehta, a mentor guide and father figure to me and so many of us within the fraternity. I will miss him tremendously. RIP Sir.

Boman Irani

“To live in hearts you leave behind is not to die!” Will miss you Ashokji. Will miss you so very much.


One of the greatest cinematographers in India has left us to go to a better place. Ashok Mehta ji, no viewfinder will ever be the same…r.i.p

Anurag Kashyap

RIP Chachu .. the nicest man i knew in Mumbai.. ever inspiring and ever giving..

Farah Khan

Had the good fortune 2 work with Ashok mehta,revolutionary cinematographer..may God bless his soul.

Shekhar Kapur

RIP Ashok Mehta DOP taught me that my instincts were good,but only as good as my courage to follow them through.

Sanjay Suri

First Gautam Rajadhakshya , Prabhuddha Das Gupta and now Ashok Mehta. What a loss! Men who made our world of visual art richer.

Madhur Bhandarkar

Sad to hear about demise of the Cinematographer Ashok Mehta who changed the vision of Indian Cinema RIP !!!

Dia Mirza

This man was a real Tiger! He would roar the word “Bachche”! Kind soul. Ace DOP. Ace Family man. Ace Friend. Ace Countryman #RIPAshokMehta

Arshad Warsi

A man full of life who I love n respect has passed away.. M favourite DOP Ashok Mehta.. May his soul rest in peace

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