Film editor Kola Bhaskar died due to cancer on Wednesday. He was 55.
As the film fraternity mourned over the loss, producer G Dhananjayan who has worked with Bhaskar in Kanden Kadhalai (Tamil remake of hit Hindi film Jab We Met) said, “He is one of the finest human being, very friendly, such a lovely person. More than that we used to be good friends, we used to be in touch always. Basically, he was a very gentleman. We used to have corrections in the edit all the time, he used to make continuous changes. He never allowed anyone to do repeat work. He was very hardworking and a friendly person. We are really missing him. I couldn’t imagine at the age of 55 he will pass away.”
Observing Bhaskar’s decision to shift to production, Dhananjayan said, “He became a producer, he kept calling me, we used to talk about his production plan and everything. Maybe I felt he shouldn’t have gone into film production because that created lot of stress and tension in his life and if he would’ve continued as an editor itself, he was one of the most respected editors in the Telugu Cinema and he could’ve continued to do a lot of works in the editing. He was ambitious and he got into the production but then also we used to be in touch,”
Actor Kayal Devaraj wrote on Twitter, “Kola Bhaskar, editor of films like Kushi, 7 / G Rainbow Colony, The Story of a College, Pudupettai, Gaddy, Pokkiri, Yaradi Nee Mohini, One in a Thousand, What is Fainting, Love I Died, died in Hyderabad this morning due to throat cancer.”
As an editor, he has worked in Kutty (a 2010 Tamil film, directed by Mithran Jawahar and featuring Dhanush in the lead role), Mayakkam Enna (a 2011 Tamil film, written and directed by Selvaraghavan, starring Dhanush), and his last project Vai Raja Vai (a 2015 Tamil heist black comedy film, written and directed by Aishwarya Dhanush)