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The Actor’s Palm

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“The actor should be able to create the universe in the palm of his hand.”
(Sir Laurence Olivier – English Actor, Producer and Film Director, 1907-1989)

This is a portrait of an actor shot backstage while using a computer reflecting a soft light.
It was a quiet moment contrasting with the excitement happening all around during the “Zangoora” show at “Kingdom of Dreams”.

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Holding Still

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“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
( Dorothea Lange – American documentary photographer, 1895-1965)

This was shot backstage at Kingdom of Dreams a few minutes before a performance of “Zangoora, the Gypsy Prince”.
The dancers and aerialists were ajusting their hair style and finishing their make-up.
Lynn Mascarenhas who stands on the right is also acting in the movie we were making, she is an amazing artist, she is also a physiotherapist during daytime and manages to combine those two jobs in a brilliant way.

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On The Right Track

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“When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph, when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears, you will know you are on the right track.”
(Weegee (Arthur Fellig) – American photographer,1899–1968)

This is a portrait of Kapil Dhaundiyal who is a dancer at Kingdom of Dreams.
I took this picture as he was going on stage in order to perform in “Zangoora, the Gypsy Prince”.
During the film shoot we used to leave all our gear on his make-up table and I have to admit that we were invading his space but he never complained about it.
On the contrary he was always smiling with a contagious happiness.
He is a great entertainer who is taking the stage with an amazing energy.
This young man is an inspiration and he doesn’t know that he gives a lesson of life to anyone who crosses his path…

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That’s Entertainment…!

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“Think photographs should be provocative and not tell you what you already know.
It takes no great powers or magic to reproduce somebody’s face in a photograph.
The magic is in seeing people in new ways.”
(Duane Michals – American photographer, b.1932)

This is a picture of Manoj Rajput who is playing Todarmal in “Zangoora, the Gypsy Prince”.
This amazing actor was kind enough to strike several poses in front of my camera in his green room a few minutes before performing on the stage at Kingdom of Dreams.
This series of pictures was done during the last days of the film shoot as I was too busy before and I couldn’t leave without catching the wonderful energy of this real entertainer.
I used to watch him almost everyday backstage wearing his extraordinary costume and spreading happiness to the rest of the team…

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Portrait of an Actor

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“When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them.
Anyone I know I photograph.”
(Annie Leibovitz – American portrait photographer, b.1949)

This a portrait of MD. Sahidur Rahaman in his green room before being on stage at Kingdom of Dreams.
He is performing Damaru in “Zangoora, the Gypsy Prince”.
We did several series of pictures while we were shooting the movie, he told me that he is a photographer as well.

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The Dream Girl

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“To be a star is to own the world and all the people in it.
After a taste of stardom, everything else is poverty.”
(Hedy Lamarr – Hollywood actress, 1913-2000)

This is a portrait of Bollywood actress Gauhar Khan shot in her green room after a performance on stage.

Gauhar is known for her prominent role in “Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year” (2009) and for the item song “Parda Parda” in “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai” (2010).
In 2009 she participated in a popular celebrity dance show, ” Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa” where she ended up as the runner up.
Since 2010, she joined the cast of the Bollywood musical, “Zangoora, The Gypsy Prince” at Kingdom of Dreams.
She is also featuring with her sister Nigaar in the popular TV show “The Khan Sisters” which started in 2011.
Recently we have been working together and I was surprised by the absolute professionalism and the positive attitude and energy she carries with herself.

Gauahar in “Parda Parda” from “Once Upon a time in Mumbai”, 

Gauahar in “Jhalla Wallah” from the new movie “Ishaqzaade”, 

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Transformation

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“The joy we get as actors is out of transforming ourselves into something that’s not necessarily anything true to ourselves.
And it’s a power – not being yourself, and being in the role; it’s just like another prop.”
(Reese Witherspoon – American actress, b.1976)

This belongs to the magic backstage, when actors get ready before the show…
This picture was shot in one of the green rooms of Kingdom of Dreams.

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