Thursday, 21 May 2015

Rakesh Shreshta and Sridevi

Sridevi from 1984 - 1994 by Rakesh Shreshta Click to enlarge!
Was reading a passage (below) and thought of the incredible symbiotic relationship between famed Bollywood photographer Rakesh Shreshta and his oft muse; actress Sridevi. They have collaborated on so many magazine shoots together over a period of a decade, that we've lost count - however - we have archived most here!

This quote, attributed to a Hollywood star, seems so apt for the Bollywood superstar, Sri:

 "Film stars are those unlikely beings who seem more alive, not less, when images are made of them; who unfurl and reach toward the light, instead of seizing up, when confronted by a camera; and who, by some miracle or trick, become enriched versions of themselves, even as they ramify into other selves on cue. Clarence Sinclair Bull, the great stills photographer at M-G-M, said of Greta Garbo that “she seems to feel the emotion for each pose as part of her personality.” From the late nineteen-twenties, he held a near-monopoly on pictures of Garbo, so uncanny was their rapport. “All I did was to light the face and wait. And watch,” he said." 

-- New Yorker

All these pics shot by RS!

And the man himself:


Wednesday, 20 May 2015

25th Anniversary of Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari

Sridevi, Chiranjeevi and the cast and crew spoke about monster hit that was Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari, the 1990 Telugu supernatural-fantasy film, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao.

Friday, 15 May 2015

Famous Fan: Sushmita Sen

"I bow down to Sridevi when I see films like English-Vinglish. She is one of the reasons I become an actress. I would have loved to do something like that." -- Sushmita Sen

Southern Belle

Sridevi photographed by Gautam Rajadhyaksha in her South Indian splendor! Seen below with her entire family - pre marriage and kids!

Click on the images for larger pic!