The award-winning cinematographer and filmmaker is known for his pathbreaking work
Ace cinematographer Ashok Mehta passed away on Wednesday morning. He was suffering with lung cancer which was detected early this year.
Mehta worked with prominent filmmakers like Subhash Ghai, Rajiv Rai and MF Husain. He has to his credits films like ‘Gajgamini’, ‘Trimurti’, ‘Khalnayak’, ‘Moksha’ and ‘Ram Lakhan’.
Arjun Rampal who was given a break by Ashok Mehta in ‘Moksha’ is planning to make a documentary on his mentor. Subhash Ghai said, "Ashok was part of my family we had a 30 years association. My films look beautiful because of Ashok.''
Mehta had visited Ghai's film school at a felicitation ceremony last month. Ghai said, "He was not well yet he came on a wheelchair. He has mentored so many aspiring cinematographers and had been an inspiration for all the top guns of today too.''
A few days ago fashion photographer Prabhudha Dasgupta had died in Mumbai. Bollywood will miss the talents of these creative geniuses forever.