Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Painting Post: Of Bollywood and its denizens


This painting took quite some time to complete as I wanted to make sure that I captured the whimsical expression behind my intent in painting the same. Most of my paintings have a bit of a ‘significant intent’ behind the face that represents my intent. This painting portrays a random face among the multitude of young ladies who leave the suburbs with star crossed eyes hoping to make it big in Bollywood (India’s Hollywood). A very small percentage of them actually make it up the grinding road to stardom (sometimes to be knocked off the pedestal with their very next venture). A large percentage of them do not make it anywhere near the top instead languishing in the alleyways of Bombay as second hands and pass-me-downs. A lot of these ladies have the right ‘stuff’, but sadly they were not the right people at the right place at the right time – ingredients that go into making all of our careers a bit more successful in these random times.
This painting is 48 inches high and 36 inches wide and is titled ‘Bollywood Broodings’.

3 comments:

jafabrit said...

This is a fabulous painting and I like the backstory (which is rather sad isn't it?)

Angela said...

WOW! I love it! Great work! Her facial expression is wonderful!

Sunil said...

Jafabrit,
Yes, the story is especially sad and is replayed thousands of times every year. Still people do not learn - guess it is the 'audacity of hope' like Obama says...

Thanks, Angela.