Photographer Vikram Bawa is well known in Bollywood circles and has over the years, photographed some of India’s most beautiful and popular stars like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty, Priyanka Chopra, Karisma Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan.
Friday evening will see him unveil his fashionable calendar for 2014 in Mumbai with stars like Kabir Bedi, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Nimrat Kaur in attendance.
The theme for this years calender is Draupadi. Says Vikram in a media note, “There are few women in Hindu mythology that compete with the beauty of Draupadi, the dark dusky doe eyed Indian beauty. Wars have been fought for her and kingdoms lost.”
Adds the affable photographer, “Indians as a race have a predominantly beautiful dark and dusky complexion which is portrayed even in our ancient history and mythology. If you look at religious iconography, you will realise that many of the gods, goddesses and other mythological figures have been portrayed with a dark complexion. Yet, we tend to have a fetish for fair skins and we do not see any conscious effort to promote the dusky woman. This was the biggest reason for creating a calendar with beautiful images of dusky models.”
The clothes worn by the models are by designers Falguni & Shane Peacock while the styling has been done by Chandni Sareen. The hairstyles and make-up have been created by Tina Mukherjee and Ambreen Yusuf, respectively.
An exhibition of the images will be held at Gallery Art & Soul, 1-Madhuli, Shivsagar Estate, Worli, opposite Atria Mall. It will be open to the public from 1st February until Thursday, 6th of February 2014.
Go check it out!