India-Forums

   

Rituparno's death huge loss for LGBT community: Onir

Gay filmmaker Onir says that eminent filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh's demise will be a big loss for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 | 1:27:03 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
 0 Comments | 901 Views | Copyright: IANS

Director Rituparno Ghosh

Gay filmmaker Onir says that eminent filmmaker Rituparno Ghosh's demise will be a big loss for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community.

Ghosh died Thursday following a cardiac arrest, said industry sources. He was 49.

The acclaimed Bengali filmmaker, who has movies like "Chokher Bali", "Antarmahal" and "Dosar" to his credit, was also known for his cross-dressing style and fascination for make-up.

"Very, very sad that the man whose every frame spoke of cinematic beauty and gave a new identity to New Wave Bengali Cinema is no more," tweeted 44-year-old Onir whose debut film "My Brother Nikhil" dealt with AIDS and gay-related issues.

"His passing away will be a big loss not only to lovers of cinema and art, but a huge loss to the LGBT community," he tweeted.

In fact, in director Sanjoy Nag's "Memories In March", Ghosh stepped in front of the camera to play a gay who loses his partner.

Onir also remembers Ghosh as a friend with huge knowledge not only of cinema but literature.

"Last met him at the day of the National Awards. he was radiant and happy like a child. When one stepped into his house...every corner spoke of an artist. Admired his knowledge of literature and cinema" he tweeted.

Onir says that Ghosh also wanted him to do a film with Madhuri Dixit Nene and Nana Patekar.

"The last time we met we spoke of doing a project together. He wanted me to direct a story idea by him with him, Madhuri and Nana Patekar," he tweeted.


User Rating Rating(0 Votes)
Share this News on your Social Network.

User Comments & Ratings

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Use Quick Login to comment.
Dear Readers,
  • Please do not use derogatory comments in reply to the stories published on Bollywood, India-Forums.
  • The credibility of the site matter to us, and the comments in bad taste tend to invariably hurt the actors/production house/channel etc.
  • So kindly, refrain from creating an unhealthy atmosphere for all, and keep your comments constructive.
  • Also, please use the Rate It button if you want to just thank the author for posting the story.

RELATED CELEBRITIES

RELATED MOVIES

  • Page 1 of 1

Bollywood Hot N' Happening Articles Index

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index