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Shruti Haasan, Samantha Akkineni bring to life iconic Raja Ravi Varma paintings

Shruti Haasan, Samantha Akkineni bring to life iconic Raja Ravi Varma paintings


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February 04, 2020:   South actresses Shruti Haasan, Samantha Akkineni and Ramya Krishnan have replicated the beautiful muses of legendary painter Raja Ravi Varma for a calendar shoot. Wearing the same clothes and jewellery, the actresses have recreated the poses in which the celebrated artist painted his muses.

 

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The replication was shot by photographer G Venket Ram, and the recreation is so accurate that it’s hard to tell the photograph from the original paintings from the 19th century.


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Samantha shared her picture, recreating Varma’s painting of a woman holding a fruit. "Always the best working with you @venketramg... recreating Ravi varmas work for NAAM. So glad I could be a part of this meaningful project .. Thankyou," she wrote in the caption.

 

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Ramya recreated Varma’s painting of Damayanti, dressed in a red sari, talking to the swan who told her about King Nala’s love for her. "Recreating Ravi Varmas work for NAAM ...feeling blessed thank you @suhasinihasan for this wonderful opportunity and @venketramg your the best.....glad to have been a part of this project," she wrote.


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Shruti recreated two paintings of Raja Ravi Varma - one of a lady by a river while the other is of Rani of Kurupam. She is dressed in a purple saree for one and in a blue saree for another, the colours matching the exact originals. "Such an incredible experience shooting for this and such an honour to be associated with this cause !! Thankyou @suhasinihasan Akka for making me a part of something so memorable," she shared.

The calendar has been launched for Naam Charitable Trust, which completed a decade of work in women empowerment.


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