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Stars pay tribute to cinematographer Ashok Mehta

Last updated on: August 16, 2012 17:04 IST

Stars pay tribute to cinematographer Ashok Mehta

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Here's what your favourite Bollywood stars are tweeting.

Cinematographer Ashok Mehta, who was suffering from lung cancer, passed away on August 15. He had worked in films like No Entry, Kisna: The Warrior Poet, Chalte Chalte, Aankhen, Khalnayak and many more.

Stars paid rich tribute on Twitter.

Raveena Tandon, who shot with Mehta two weeks ago, tweeted: 'Rest in peace Ashok Mehta,am sure ur correcting the Lighting and the framing up there too..making it even more beautiful for us...I was one of the Last u shot with,2 weeks ago at Mehboob studios for the save the girl child video,I'm sure it'll be my best bcoz of you.'

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

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

Shekhar Kapur, ‏who worked with him in Bandit Queen, tweeted: 'RIP Ashok Mehta DOP taught me that my instincts were good,but only as good as my courage to follow them through. India's Greatest DOP. Sorry we never worked after 'Bandit Queen'. Thank you for teaching me to be fearless in cinema.'

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

Preity Zinta tweeted: '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.'

Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted: 'Sad to hear about demise of the Cinematographer Ashok Mehta who changed the vision of Indian Cinema RIP !!!'

Ken Ghosh ‏wrote: 'Really saddened by the news of the death of Ashok Mehta - The man I learnt so much from, my guru.'

Shabana ‏Azmi tweeted: 'Ace cinematographer Ashok Mehta no more.one of the finest in the country. Huge loss.condolences to the family.'


Image: Ashok Mehta


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Her family threw a surprise party and her daughters got her a 'Superman' cake. 'Hello everyone. Thanks for the b'day wishes. It was quite eventful! Here's the lovely surprise cake from Khushi!' she tweeted.


The rest of her family -- husband Boney Kapoor, his brothers Anil and Sanjay Kapoor and their wives Maheep and Sunita -- were also in attendance.


Image: Boney Kapoor with wife Sridevi, Sanjay Kapoor with wife Maheep and Anil Kapoor with wife Sunita
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Arbaaz Khan is confident that Ek Tha Tiger will be a blockbuster. 'TIGER is here !!! Wish the entire team all the best. Inshallah it will be a smash hit and break all records,' he tweeted.

Director Kabir Khan tweeted: 'I'm happy to tell u that tomo there r more than 1250 shows of #EkThaTiger in Mumbai alone & not one ticket available.'

But the film received a mixed response from Bollywood folks and film critics.

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta tweeted a brief review of the film: 'Ek Tha Tiger was enjoyable because it was restrained, pretending to be logical and had the very watchable Katrina Kaif with Salman Khan... Ek Tha Tiger had terrible songs. Worst soundtrack in a Salman film. The Salman-crazy crowd made the experience paisa vasool. Ek Tha Tiger hardly had a story and a 'twist' that I predicted when I saw the promo. But who cares when you have so much eye candy... Ek Tha Tiger was nicely shot, had good action pieces and was a simpler, unpretentious version of Agent Vinod with bigger stars. Ek Tha Tiger also had a fine supporting cast that was either having fun or sleep-walking through the Salman-Katrina fest.'

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Image: Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan in Ek Tha Tiger


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Preity Zinta, who watched Ek Tha Tiger praised the film and shared a picture (above) of her with the leading star. 'Saw Ek Tha Tiger & all I can say is Wow ! What a treat 4 Action lovers. Salman & Kat look amazing together :-) ting !'

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Image: Salman Khan and Preity Zinta
Photographs: Twitter

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