And the credit for all the BTS pictures goes to the ace American photographer Mark Bennington who visited India in 2010 and took up the project titled, Living the Dream: The Life of the ‘Bollywood’ which was a quite in-depth research.
During that time Bennington explained: “The series has 112 photographs and interviews from the beginning student to the biggest star in the country and everyone in between. This is the story of many, that only a few know. Actors are actors wherever you go; they share a universal commitment to storytelling by hiding and revealing their lives at the same time. It’s this dichotomy that provoked the purest interest in me… I decided to present the actors in their own words, quoting them directly and making a few edits as possible.
Check out the exclusive nostalgic candids right here…
1. Rajeev Khandelwal, checking out his look in a mirror on a film set.
2. Huma Qureshi, posing for a picture at Café Coffee Day in Mumbai.
3. Bharti Singh, getting ready to shoot for a comedy show.
4. Late Dev Anand, snapped while talking about his illustrious movie career.
5. Kareena Kapoor Khan, waiting for her shot to get ready for a sunscreen commercial shoot.
6. Nargis Fakhri, getting ready for a promotional event in a washroom in Mumbai
7. Deepika Padukone, at a music video shoot in FilmCity, Mumbai.
8. Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in Pune, with onlookers from nearby buildings, gathered around.
9. Ranbir Kapoor, between takes an ad shoot in Yash Raj Studios.
10. Ratna Pathak Shah and Naseeruddin Shah, watching a rehearsal in progress from the lighting booth at Prithvi Theatre.
11. Abhay Deol, on a shoot location.
12.Shilpa Shetty, outside her vanity van after wrapping an ad shoot in Mehboob Studios.
13. Neetu Chandra, practising yoga early in the morning at Juhu beach.
14. Boman Irani, getting ready in his trailer for a shoot.
15. Randeep Hooda, riding one of his horses at the Mahalakshmi race course.
16. Ranveer Singh, at an award show, right before flying down to the stage using a harness.
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