Bollywood holds a rich and distinctive history that has been admired by the entire world. Many actors have regularly spoken about wanting to work with Hindi actors and several photographers have tried their best to capture the liveliness behind the sets and the camera.
Unlike every other throwback, American Award-winning Photographer Steve McCurry had unusual and breathtaking frames to share from the sets India’s burgeoning film industry - ‘Bollywood’, which has carved a niche for itself in the competitive global cinematic enclave.
Taking to his social media handle, the photographer shared a bunch of photos he clicked on the film sets, while in India.
The photographer is known to create depth by connecting his subject to that of the background and some of these quintessential stills will remind you of the era gone by when Bollywood was its peak of making business.
Steve shared about five photos that ranged from the late Sridevi checking her makeup before shooting her scene with Anil Kapoor for their film. He also shared a photo of the legendary Dev Anand lying on the grass as he oversaw an intense action shoot.
His caption read: “1st image: The late, great Sridevi checks her makeup before a scene with Anil Kapoor on film location in #Mumbai, #India, 1993.
2nd image: Dev Anand giving direction for a fight scene during rehearsal, Mumbai, 1993.
3rd image: A group of men working on a hand-painted movie poster. Mumbai, 1996.
4th image: Juhi Chawla and Rishi Kapoor prepping for a scene, Mumbai, 1993.
5th image: Amitabh Bachchan, one of the most prominent actors in the history of cinema. He has been in 200 films in over 5 decades. 2010.
#SteveMcCurry #SteveMcCurryIndia #Bollywood.”
Check out the pictures below:
For the uninitiated, Steve McCurry is an American Award-Winning Photographer who is majorly known for his photo - Afghan Girl. He even visited India on a hunt to explore the lives of everyday people in extraordinary settings through the camera lens.