ApunKaChoice : Bollywood

HOME | SCOOP!! & NEWS | HAPPENINGS

Veteran filmmaker Prakash Mehra passes away

By Agencies
Sun, May 17, 2009 19:00 IST

Prakash Mehra The man who gave us films like ‘Zanjeer’ and ‘Namak Halal’ is no longer with us. Veteran Bollywood filmmaker Prakash Mehra passed away in a Mumbai hospital on Sunday.

The 69-year-old Mehra, who was hospitalised for last several days, breathed his last at 0750 hours. He died of pneumonia and multiple organ failure, hospital sources said.

Ironically, people came to know about Mehra's ill-health a fortnight ago, only after Amitabh Bachchan visited him in the hospital and mentioned about it in his blog.




The Mehra-Bachchan duo, which began with Zanjeer in early 70s, gave the industry seven movies of which six were mega-hits.

Their last movie together was 'Jadugar' in 1989 which was a flop.

The director-actor duo hits include 'Muqaddar Ka Sikander', Lawaaris , 'Namak Halal', 'Sharabi' and 'Hera Pheri', apart from 'Zanjeer'.

Mehra started his journey in the industry as a production controller in the late 1950s but he switched to direction with 'Haseena Maan Jayegi' in 1968. However, Mehra's first success came in 1971 with 'Mela'. The movie brought together the Khan brothers -- Feroz Khan and Sanjay Khan -- for the first time on silver screen. He also directed Anil Kapoor in 'Zindagi Ek Jua' in 1991 but the film didn't do well at the box-office.

In 1996, he introduced veteran actor Raaj Kumar's son Puru Raajkumar with 'Bal Brahmachari'. It bombed at the box-office. This was his last film as a director. In mid-1990s, he produced 'Dalaal' with Mithun Chakraborty , which was a commercial success.

Mehra was bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement award from the India Motion Picture Directors Association (IMPDA) in 2006 for his commendable contribution to the industry as a Director.

Two years later, in 2008, he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement award from the Indian Motion Picture Producers Association for his role as a Producer.

Mehra's health declined after his wife slipped into a coma. His conditioned further worsened after his wife's death. He was in the ICU and on ventilator because of his failing lungs and an infection.



You Might Also Like
Download Prakash Mehra wallpapers and view latest videos and clips
Download Amitabh Bachchan wallpapers and view latest videos and clips
View Zanjeer trailers, movie clips and download wallpapers
View Lawaaris trailers, movie clips and download wallpapers
Download Feroz Khan wallpapers and view latest videos and clips
Download Anil Kapoor wallpapers and view latest videos and clips
Download Mithun Chakraborty wallpapers and view latest videos and clips







Now Trending : Salman Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Ranbir Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra Aishwarya Rai | Katrina Kaif | Kareena Kapoor | Priyanka Chopra | Alia Bhatt | Surveen Chawla | New Hindi Movies

'The Lunchbox' actress Nimrat Kaur lands role in US series 'Homeland'
Nimrat Kaur lands role in US series 'Homeland'
Watch motion poster: Aamir Khan introduces himself as 'PK'
Singham Returns: Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Honey Singh bring the house down in song 'Aata Majhi Satakali'
Movie Review: ‘Lucy’ is Scarlett Johansson’s show all the way
August releases: 'Entertainment', 'Mardaani', 'Singham Returns' among major draws
Shocking First Look: Aamir Khan bares it all in 'PK'
Salman Khan wanted Kangana Ranaut to do 'Katti Batti'!
Kareena Kapoor excited about ‘Singham Returns’ song 'Aata Majhi Satakli'
Movie Review: '22 Jump Street' a raucous, raunchy comedy
'P.K.' marketing gimmick: Aamir Khan talks to fans from standee
Kapil Sharma to open Amitabh Bachchan’s 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 8'
I would be homeless, jobless: Karan Johar on paying Rs. 300 crore to stars
Rajesh Khanna’s companion Anita Advani thanks judiciary for copy of actor’s will
Check out: Megan Fox wows at ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ premiere
Shahrukh Khan to return to TV with ‘Got Talent’

AKC HOT INDEX

ECARDS > Valentines Day, New Year, Diwali, Birthday, Valentines, Love, Christmas
CardWeaver.com > Birthday, Holi

MOVIES


celebs » wallpapers » the celeb A-Z
who's in » Freida Pinto | Anushka Sharma | Katrina Kaif | Deepika Padukone | Ranbir Kapoor | Dev Patel | Aishwarya Rai | Abhishek Bachchan | Imran Khan | Shahrukh Khan | Salman Khan | Aamir Khan | Hrithik Roshan | Akshay Kumar | Zayed Khan | Saif Ali Khan | John Abraham | Shahid Kapur | Kareena Kapoor | Vidya Balan | Priyanka Chopra | Rani Mukherjee | Mallika Sherawat | Bipasha Basu | Preity Zinta | Kajol | Neha Dhupia | Sameera Reddy | Juhi Chawla | Karisma Kapoor | Madhuri Dixit | Chitrangada Singh | Payal Rohatgi | Sneha Ullal | Mahima Chaudhary | Meghna Naidu | Rakhi Sawant | Bhumika Chawla | Lisa Ray | Dimple Kapadia | Ayesha Takia | Dia Mirza | Sushmita Sen | Amisha Patel | Esha Deol | Amrita Rao | Amrita Arora | Genelia D'Souza | Arjun Rampal | Amitabh Bachchan | Vivek Oberoi | Raima Sen | Riya Sen | Rekha | Rimi Sen | Nigar Khan | Tanushree Dutta | Yana Gupta | Shilpa Shetty | Celina Jaitley | Sonam Kapoor | Neha Oberoi | Nisha Rawal | Manjari Fadnis | Kamal Haasan | Rajnikant | Asin | Sanjay Dutt | Shahid Kapoor | Sherlyn Chopra | Farhan Akhtar | Prachi Desai | Mandira Bedi | Shahana Goswami | Konkona Sen Sharma | Kangana Ranaut | Mugdha Godse | Masumeh Makhija | Minissha Lamba | Nandana Sen | Malaika Arora | Shweta Kumar | Namitha | Kalki Koechlin | Mahi Gill | Shakeela | Lara Dutta | A R Rahman | Trisha | Shruti Haasan | Neetu Chandra | Shriya Saran | Padma Lakshmi | Emma Watson | Kelly Clarkson | Britney Spears | Anne Hathaway | Anjana Sukhani | Tila Tequila | Soha Ali Khan | Priyamani | Sonal Chauhan | Vaishali Desai | Jackky Bhagnani | Kristen Stewart | Robert Pattinson | Neil Nitin Mukesh | Shiney Ahuja | more...