That the lead cast of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani is finally in place. Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone, who played lovers in Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-leela will once again be paired opposite each other in the film-makers period drama about the Maratha warrior Bajirao. Singh’s spokesperson confirmed that the actor is doing the Bhansali’s film, but Padukone is till said to be working out the logistics. Hopefully things will fall into place and once again we will see Padukone and Singh scorch the screen.
Cinematographer V.K Murthy passes away
Veteran cinematographer V.K Murthy, the ace camera person who had worked on several films directed by Guru Dutt, passed away at his residence in Bangalore on Monday, at the age of 91. Murthy was the first cinematographer to win the prestigious, Dadasaheb Phalke Award. Murthy had worked on the country’s first cinemascope film, Kaagaz Ke Phool, after which he went on to work on several other iconic films including Pakeezah, Razia Sultan among others. He was also the principal cinematographer on the tele serial, Bharat Ek Khoj, created and produced by Shyam Benegal.