Actor Bikram Saluja recently launched his latest endeavor- a photographic book ‘An Actor’s Inspiration’ which interprets through the medium of still photography two of the most iconic films of all times-\'The Godfather’ and ‘Raging Bull’ in an Indian background. The book was launched in the company of friends and colleagues from the entertainment, fashion and corporate world. Celebrated actor Anupam Kher graced the occasion as chief guest and launched the book at Rooftop, The Oberoi, Mumbai. The Book will be open for public viewing in the form of a photo exhibit display at leading Art Galleries in Mumbai, Delhi & Bangalore.
Actor and author of ‘An Actor’s Inspiration’, Bikram Saluja said, “The moment of truth has finally arrived…I am so excited and thrilled to showcase the final product of my hard work to friends, near and dear ones in the industry and all my fans. A film being brought into a Book is like treading the path where none have set sight on. All in all, the sheer fact that I stumbled on to doing something so unique and out of the box gives me true satisfaction”.
A limited edition collector’s volume, An Actor’s Inspiration has been conceptualized, interpreted and directed by Bikram Saluja. The foreword of the book is written by the icon of Indian cinema Amitabh Bachchan.
This is the first of a kind initiative in any part of the world wherein a film has been brought back into a book and adapted in still pictures. It aims to engage the viewers and readers, and draw them to the depth of the narrative. It has been duly authorized and permitted for private distribution by the copyright holders of the films – Paramount Pictures (The Godfather) & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, MGM (Raging Bull). The initiative is presented by Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management in association with Ulysse Nardin, Messe Muenchen International India Pvt. Ltd., Fly Kingfisher and Kaya Life.
The credit for the excellent photography in the book goes to noted photographers Ronny Sequeira and Hardeep Sachdev. The pictures for the book have been shot in real locations in the format of a film with actors performing live in front of the still camera; as a result, the truthfulness has been captured in images.
Epson was the Supporting Partner of this endeavour and all photographs on display were printed on an Epson Stylus Pro 11880 Inkjet printer using archival quality Epson ultra smooth fine art paper and Epson’s revolutionary UltraChrome K3 Vivid Magenta Ink.
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