Jeeva (Unnale Unnale) passes away

Thread started by Pras on 26th June 2007 11:53 AM

Noted cameraman turned director, Jeeva (43) died of a massive heart attack in Russia where he was shooting for his latest film Dhaam Dhoom.
Jeeva, a noted cameraman had turned director with 12 B and later did films like Ullam Ketkume and the recent Unnale Unnale, which is one of the hits of 2007. Jeeva was currently busy with the final schedule of his latest film Dhaam Dhoom, when the inevitable happened.

Jeeva has cranked the camera for about 40 films and done some noted films like Indian with Shankar and done a few Hindi films with Priyadarshan. He has also done umpteen ad films and has introduced actors like Shaam, Arya, Asin, Pooja, Vinay, Tanisha (in Tamil) and now he was introducing Kangana Ranaut with Dhaam Dhoom.

Says Maddy who called up to confirm the news: “It’s shocking that we lost a great talent like Jeeva. I have no words and is still in a state of shock”. Said Asin: “I can’t believe this news. He is one of the nicest human beings that I have come across”.

After the formalities are over, the body will be brought back to Chennai in a day or two. Jeeva is survived by his wife Aneez, who is a noted dress designer. He also has a young daughter.


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