Ashok Mehta tribute at Whistling Woods International
Subhash Ghai to pay homage to the late cinematographer-filmmaker with seminars and screenings on August 27
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai is set to organise a day-long tribute here in honour of late cinematographer Ashok Mehta, who passed away recently. Click here to read more
Ace cinematographer Ashok Mehta passes away
The acclaimed lensman succumbed to cancer at a Mumbai hospital
Cinematographer Ashok Mehta passed away in Mumbai today. He suffered from cancer and was being treated at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri West. Actor Arjun Rampal who made his Bollywood debut in Mehta’s Moksha in 2001 had paid a visit to the ailing veteran just a few days back.
Mehta was an ace lensman and shot award-winning movies like Jabbar Patel’s Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Shekhar Kapur’s Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told, Mr. India and Bandit Queen Click here to read more
Arjun Rampal’s Cannes look: Ethnic and stylish
A princely looking Arjun Rampal sashayed down the red carpet at Cannes in a Rohit Bal creation, leaving us awestruck
Till a few days ago, Arjun Rampal was extremely confused about what to wear at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival. And after a lot of hemming and hawing, he chose to don close friend’s Rohit Bal’s creation. We are mighty impressed with Arjun’s fashion statement at the festival and we think he looks hot in Jodhpur pants, which he teamed up with a stylish bandhgala jacket. His moustache and those pointy shoes complement his cool royal look, and with beautiful Mehr by his side, the actor looks no less than a handsome prince strutting around with his princess. Mehr looks gorgeous in an orange floor-length gown. Click here to read more
Cinematographer Ashok Mehta critically ill, hospitalised
One of India’s most accomplished cinematographers, Ashok Mehta is critically ill and is being treated at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai. “Yes, I got to know of Ashok’s condition. He’s like a father-figure to me. I’m, in fact, on the way to see him now. I guess he wanted to keep his illness very quiet,” said Arjun Rampal, who is Mehta’s discovery. The fact of Mehta’s illness surfaced during the recording of a new chat show Issi Ka Naam Zindagi Hai, hosted by Raveena Tandon. It was a segment featuring Arjun and one of the people who came on the video monitor to talk about Arjun was Mehta. The cinematographer had discovered Arjun and had cast him in the lead in Moksha, the only feature film that Mehta has directed. Apparently when Arjun saw him rasping his good wishes from a hospital bed, his face went ashen.
Mehta shot some of the most vivid and evocative films including Shekhar Kapoor’s Bandit Queen, Shyam Benegal’s Mandi and Trikaal, Aparna Sen’s 36 Chowringhee Lane and Paroma, Shashi Kapoor’s Utsav, Subhash Ghai’s Ram Lakhan, Khalnayak and Kisna and MF Husain’s Gaja Gamini.Click here to read more