This big name in the Hindi film industry, Cinematographer Ashok Mehta passed away on 15 August. Mr. Mehta was suffering from lung cancer and admitted to the hospital several times since February this year.
He was known in the industry for his outstanding camera work in Bollywood films such as ‘Bandit Queen and ‘Gaja Gamini’. Ashok Mehta was 65-years-old.
Number of Bollywood celebrities has mourned the death of ace cinematographer. Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur posts on tweet, saying, “RIP Ashok Mehta. With Respect Love Admiration Regret n Pain.”
Director Madhur Bhandarkar posts, “Sad to hear about demise of the Cinematographer Ashok Mehta who changed the vision of Indian Cinema RIP !!!
Some of the celebrities posts on tweet about Ashok Mehta
Pooja Bedi: Last week Prabuddho (Prabhuddha Dasgupta) who shot my ‘Kama Sutra’ print campaign passed away and now the man who shot the TV advertisement for Kamasutra! RIP Ashok Mehta! An outstanding D.O.P.
Sanjay Suri: First Gautam Rajadhakshya, Prabhuddha Dasgupta and now Ashok Mehta. What a loss! Men who made our world of visual art richer.
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. RIP Ashok Mehta.
Arshad Warsi: A man full of life who I love and respect has passed away. My favourite DOP Ashok Mehta… May his soul rest in peace.