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The Ultimate Hustle

Posted in Chiaroscuro with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2013 by designldg

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“If you want something from an audience, you give blood to their fantasies.
It’s the ultimate hustle.”
(Marlon Brando – American actor, 1924-2004)

This is a portrait of Bollywood actor, anchor and dancer, Hussain Kuwajerwala shot in his green room after a performance on stage.

Hussain is a popular TV star who is acting the leading role of the first-ever Bollywood musical, “Zangoora, The Gypsy Prince” at Kingdom of Dreams since 2010.

Recently we have been working together and it was amazing to see how much Hussain is giving to the audience.
His performance requires an incredible physical effort and concentration which he carries with a high professionalism.
In many ways his work reminds of Marlon Brando’s early movies.

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Between the Skin and the Shirt

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“The most difficult thing for me is a portrait.
You have to try and put your camera between the skin of a person and his shirt.”
(Henri Cartier-Bresson – French photographer, 1908–2004)

Sadanand Patil is a well-known Indian theatre actor who was trained at the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi, one of the foremost theatre institutions in the world.
This was shot in the gardens this during a break between two scenes of a movie in which we were both working together.
This brilliant actor is also one of the kindest and humblest person I met.

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More Than a Woman

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“An actor is something less than a man, while an actress is something more than a woman.”
(Richard Burton – Welsh Actor, 1925-1984)

This is a portrait of Bollywood actress Gauhar Khan.

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.

This picture was shot at her place in Delhi, early in the morning while she was having breakfast, it was during the break between two sequences of the movie in which we were both working together.

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Gauhar in the movie “Ishaqzaade” (2012) 

The Dream Girl

Posted in Bollywood Dreams, Chiaroscuro with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2012 by designldg

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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

Posted in Bollywood Dreams with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2012 by designldg

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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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In Hussain’s Green Room

Posted in Bollywood Dreams with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2012 by designldg

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“The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people’s reality, and eventually in one’s own.”
(Susan Sontag – American Writer, Activist and Critic, 1933-2004)

I took this picture while we were shooting a moving scene with Hussain Kuwajerwala and Mansi Sadana.
It was in Hussain’s green room during “Zangoora – The Gypsy Prince”, I kept on hiding my reflection in the mirrors and I was also trying anything in order to cover my camera’s click sounds…
I was happy to work with actors such as this amazing team with simpleness, kindness and high professionalism everywhere.

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Larger Than Life

Posted in Bollywood Dreams with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 28, 2012 by designldg

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“Actors ought to be larger than life.
You come across quite enough ordinary, nondescript people in daily life and I don’t see why you should be subjected to them on the stage too.”
(Ninon de Lenclos -French courtesan, 1620-1705)

This is Bollywood actress Gauahar Khan walking to the stage in order to perform Laachi in “Zangoora, The Gypsy Prince” at Kingdom of Dreams.
This picture was shot recently as we were working together on a film and I was surprised by the professionalism and the positive attitude she carries with herself.
In many ways Gauahar is “larger than life”…

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