Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Sridevi in Chandni

In the film Chandni, the images that Rishi Kapoor covers his walls with were taken by the ace photographer Rakesh Shreshta in the 1980s. Every large poster and picture of Sridevi is from his vast archive - he has photographed Sridevi more than any other photographer. We dream of going through his reels, to collect the treasure trove of Sridevi pics that we hardcore fans would swoon over.

We messaged Rakesh to beg him to do a book, not just of Sri but to create a volume dedicated to Bollywood, immortalising his work forever. He captured every major star from the 80s and 90s... sadly, he was nonchalant about it. Somehow wanting to close that chapter in his life especially after his son Rohan is now the bees knees of Bollywood photographer.

After Sridevi's shocking and abrupt end - God, even now, 9 months later we cannot wrap our brain around the circumstances of the diva's demise - we feel it important more than ever. To immortalise Sri in book and online. Generations should know that there once was a Queen like Sridevi - and there will never be another.

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