Bollywood film maker Prakash Mehra is no more
Prakash Mehra, the legendary Bollywood film maker, who made a legend out of Amitabh Bachchan, died with a severe lung infection at a private hospital in Mumbai at 8 am on May 17.
The cremation of the 70-year-old film-maker will be carried out on May 18 as his elder son Sumeet, who is currently in the US had to come back to India for the ritual.
Prakash Mehra was one of the top film makers of the Indian cinema industry having made some of the biggest and most popular Hindi film hits which include Hasina Maan Jayegi, Mela, Zanjeer, Haath Ki Safaai, Hera-Pheri, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Namak Halal, Laawaris and Sharaabi.
Mehra began his career as a production controller and in 1968 made his debut as an independent film maker with the film Hasina Maan Jayegi.