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CALLING ALL couch potatoes and Chennaiites cruising channels of cableworld into the New Year. Watch out for `Eternal Asha', the `live' Asha Bhonsle show on Sony Entertainment Television and Chennai-based cinematographer Muthu Ganesh will be a happy man.

The man who runs Fine Frames Productions, 33 year old Muthu Ganesh is the man who called the shots, (he was in-charge of lighting design and cinematography) for the live programme.

The show that took three months in the making is being hyped by Sony as ``the biggest live show ever on television''. The show features 24 hits of Asha with the stars strutting in to shake a leg or two on stage.

Asha Bhonsle herself had some words of praise. Ganesh says that she thought ``it was better than the Michael Jackson show at Mumbai''.Ganesh apparently had used a 15 multi-digital camera set-up for the show, that helped him to shoot each song in music video style.

Over the years, Ganesh has been a part of over 250 ad films - including Pepsi, Ramco Super Steel commercial shot at the King Fahd Causeway, Bahrain, the Sachin Visa Card commercial, Hamam, Henko, Bambino and six feature films (including Villadhi Villan, Kalloori Vaasal, Ratchagan, Paasamalargal).

Having worked under Rajiv Menon, Shyam Benegal and Girish Karnad in the past, Ganesh now is all set for life. He plans to shoot his own full length Hindi film soon.Watch out. `Eternal Asha' shown on Sony TV this evening might just be the beginning of his song.

By Sudhish Kamath

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