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The Ultimate Hustle

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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 Actor’s Palm

Posted in Bollywood Dreams with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2012 by designldg

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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

Posted in Bollywood Dreams with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2012 by designldg

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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

Posted in Bollywood Dreams with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2012 by designldg

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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…!

Posted in Bollywood Dreams with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 1, 2012 by designldg

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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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