My friend, Shanker Raman has been nominated in the Best Cinematographer category at the 2008 Asian Film Awards, for the film Frozen.
Also among the other nominees are - hold your breath - Deepika Padukone for OSO (Best Acress) and Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani (Best Composer[s]) for ditto.
Shanker called yesterday to say he's off to Hong Kong and did I want anything.
"I want Tony Leung Chiu-wai. But if you can't kidnap him, make sure you get me a photograph."
"Ok. I'll have a photograph taken with Tony boy and send it to you."
"Who wants a photograph of you? I want only...
- and here my voice took on a low, beatlemaniacal quality
...only Tony Leung Chiu-wai."
"You can edit me out, no?"
"You're right. You can't edit me out of your life."
"Shut up. Listen. I don't mind if you just touch him and then don't wash your hands until I see you next. Oh, and while you're there, please get me a copy of Lust, Caution."
"M will have something to say to me if I don't wash my hands for the next few months. Mail me a list of films you want."
Bah. Just when I was ready to talk about Tony for a bit longer. Excuse me while I go look at his filmography. I have a list to compile.