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Noted cinematographer Ashok Mehta critical

Ashok Mehta, the cinematographer of films like Bandit Queen, Mandi, Utsav, Ram Lakhan and Khalnaayak has been admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

bollywood Updated: Feb 28, 2012 14:37 IST
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Ashok Mehta, the cinematographer of films like Bandit Queen, Mandi, Utsav, Ram Lakhan and Khalnaayak has been admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital after being diagnosed with lung cancer.

"The fact of Mehta's illness surfaced during the recording of Raveena Tandon's new chat show Issi Ka Naam Zindagi Hai. A segment featuring Arjun Rampal had Mehta talking about Arjun on a video monitor. Rampal was Mehta's discovery and he had cast Rampal as the lead in his directorial debut Moksha," reports Subhash K Jha for Mumbai Mirror.

"Yes, I got to know of Ashok's condition. He's like a father-figure to me. I guess he wanted to keep his illness very quiet," Rampal confirmed to the tabloid.

Ashok Mehta has shot for 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, Khalnaayak and Kisna and M F Hausain's Gaja Gamini.Noted cinematographer Ashok Mehta critical

First Published: Feb 28, 2012 14:23 IST