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In this new series on dying professions in Mumbai, TOI looks at film poster painters… a breed whose heydey is well behind it but which is now being partially resurrected by art lovers here and abroad
Sharmila Ganesan-Ram | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; May 8, 2011)
Tube lights are not usually known to do justice to make-up. Inside the gloomy, sepia-toned room at Alfred theatre near Grant Road, however, these weak, dusty white pipes are doing their best to subdue a row of Bollywood faces that have assumed the various hues of Govinda’s shirts. Om Puri’s face is unusually pink, a vein in Khulbushan Kharbanda’s forehead is verging on saffron and Raj Babbar’s cheeks are green because in 65-year-old S Rehman’s (see pic below) imagination, that is justice. And that is how it has been for the past 50 years till the advent of villains like vinyl, scanners and Photoshop: things which if he could draw on canvas, he would paint deep blue—the colour of Amrish Puri.
Today, in this time-warped studio adorned with cobwebs, photographs of artistes who have passed on and decadesold banners of films like Mughal-e-Azam and Mother India, Rehman lights up a cigarette, turns on the uniformly rusted table fan and touches up Sunny Deol’s puffed cheeks on a 40-by-8-foot poster of the 1990 film Ghayal (The wounded). The title could well be his own life story. For, there was a time when this father of three kids couldn’t return home for four consecutive nights More >
56-yr-old is the talk of town with her sizzling pix for Filmfare. But how much of her is natural here?
Mumbai Mirror Bureau (July 13, 2010)
Yoga and aerobics under the tutelage of Ramma Bans transformed a gauche Rekha into a diva in the ’80s. Subsequently, critics used words such as ‘flawless’ and ‘sexy’ to flatter the actress. Since then it has been rumoured that the actress had gone under the knife at various phases of her life if only to remain transfixed in time.
The actress of course claims that it is in fact yoga, reading (expanding her mental horizon), a healthy diet and good sleep that have kept her in ship shape. Her latest pictures seem to demonstrate that an equal number of hours may have gone to create that form.
The actress’s latest pictures by photographer Jagdish Mali in Filmfare magazine have created a buzz in Bollywood. The 56-year-old is out to give serious competition to actresses who were just about born when she had begun to reign as a shining star.
So what does it really take to keep looking like that? Following the shoot Mali remarked, “When we shoot digitally, a little bit of touch-up here and there is necessary. I’ve just made minor changes to the images… haven’t tampered with her figure at all!” he claims, adding, “We know she’s been maintaining herself well. When you’re young at heart, it reflects on your face.”And then we handed the images to our hawk eyed photo editor Sebastian D’souza, and this is More >