B-town expresses shock over Bobby Singh’s sudden death


The film industry is shocked by the sudden death of cinematographer Bobby Singh. He passed away in Goa following an asthma attack. Filmmaker Anurag Basu who worked with the cinematographer in films like ‘Gangster’, ‘Life In A Metro’, ‘Woh Lamhe’ is totally shattered over Bobby’s sudden death.

Expressing his shock, he says, "Bobby was one of my closest friends. Our relationship went way beyond work. What can I say? I can't believe he's gone. I am just hoping it's a prank and that I'll be soon told he's still around. Bobby was one of the most jovial persons I've met."

No sooner Anurag Basu heard the news, he flew down to Goa. Bobby had asthma, he and actor Sanjay Suri who was vacationing in Goa had crab for lunch which activated the asthma attack.

Bobby is survived by wife Radhika and a five yr old son Sumer. The talented cinematographer started his film career as an assistant cameraman in 1989 with Raj Sippy's Shehzaade and later did additional photography for A Murugadoss' Ghajini.

Mahesh Bhatt who worked with Bobby also shocked over the news of his death. "It's a dark Christmas for me. The news of Bobby's sudden death has hurled us all into an abyss of gloom. He was a great cameraman. Gangster, Woh Lamhe and Jannat 2 possessed that extra dimension because of his cinematic genius."

Filmmakers Kunal Deshmukh and Sanjay Gadhvi, who had worked with Singh on Jannat and Kidnap were equally shocked with the news.

Gadhvi said, "I was close to him and his wife Radhika. He was full of life and a fun-loving guy."

Bobby was working on Vikas Behl's Queen and Neeraj Pandey's Special Chabbis.

 A source close to ‘Queen’ said, 'We don't want to bring another cinematographer in the picture. We want Queen to be Bobby's swan song."

Bobby Singh was 38.


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