clear clear clear clear clear
clear
Movies
   Scoops & News

Deepa chooses love over 'Water'

By Subhash K. Jha, IANS
Send to Friend

There are shocked queries about why the "Water" director Deepa Mehta is missing from India at a time when her Oscar nominated film is finally being released. However, the truth is somewhat more painful than what's apparent.

Mehta flew into Delhi Thursday morning from Toronto to be with her parents for the release of "Water"... only to fly right back because of an emergency.

"I suddenly came to know that my life partner David Hamilton's father had passed way. So I had to rush back to be with him at this crisis time. It was a blow," Mehta told IANS.

"I had promised to be there for 'Water' and to take my parents up on the hills for a week-long holiday. Alas, that won't happen. My parents are too old to go on their own. But 'Water' will take care of itself. I've taken it as far as I can. Now I'm leaving it to follow its own course. The good thing about my sudden arrival and even more sudden departure is that I didn't have to unpack."

Hamilton is Mehta's creative and personal partner.

"I don't like to talk about him. But he's the one constant in my life besides my daughter Devyani whom, by the way, I'm very proud of for writing her memoirs at this young age. The book 'Shooting Water' is as much about her life as mine, and about the struggle we went through to make 'Water'. It's amazingly honest."

The Oscar nomination has given "Water" the pre-release boost that it perhaps craved for.

"Though I felt sad that we didn't actually get the Oscar, I feel walking the red carpet on that Oscar night was a triumph I'd never forget. It's pity that John is away in London. 'Water' is now on its own. But it's no longer a baby. It can take care of itself."


 
 

 More on Glamsham


- Abbas' son Mustafa is a huge fan of this Khan - News
- Arbaaz Khan celebrates father-in-law's birthday with Malaika - News
- Ayesha Takia is back in shape and how! - News
- Badri Varun and his Dulhania Alia indulges in PDA - News
- BAYWATCH poster: Meet Priyanka Chopra as the red hot Victoria Leeds - News
- Bollywood Box Office Report Of The Week: 23th February 2017 - News
- Bollywood's SHAHENSHAH says his famous dialogue to the Queen - News
- EXCLUSIVE: Nana Patekar candidly speaks about Priyanka Chopra, movies and love stories! - News
- Hiten Tejwani's movie date with wife Gauri - News
- Huma Qureshi first Indian actress to go live on social media in London - News
- Iulia Vantur & Salman Khan avoid each other at an event - News
- Iulia Vantur's attire grabs eye balls at this event - News
- 'Jolly' Akshay Kumar'advocates' Ayurved for healthy body - News
- MACHINE trailer keeps the audience on tenterhooks - News
- PHILLAURI's modern-desi wedding song of the year 'Whats Up' is here - News

   News Archives

A Fifth Quarter Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. site.