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M F Husain's love affair with Bollywood

Last updated on: June 9, 2011 14:27 IST

M F Husain's love affair with Bollywood

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M F Husain, the great Indian artist revered all around the world for his masterstrokes on canvas, died in a London hospital last night.

The painter, often called India's Picasso, had a love affair with Bollywood and various actresses had inspired him from time to time. It started with Madhuri, with whom he also ventured into movie-making -- their film Gaj Gamini released in 2000.
 
And the last one of his muses was Anushka Sharma.



According to Shobha De, the renowned artist had watched Band Baaja Baarat over 10 times already, just to watch actress Anushka. 'M.F.Husain is in love again! At 101.With Anoushka Sharma!! He called frm Dubai to say he has watched BBB over 10 times thinks she is amazing!' De tweeted.


Image: Anushka Sharma

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Amrita Rao

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Husain loved Amrita Rao's beauty so much in Vivaah that predicted that she had a long career ahead of her.

It is said that Husain watched Vivaah 20 times and then sketched Amrita on canvas. Since her character in the film was called Poonam, Husain drew all the portraits with a full moon in the background.


Image: Amrita Rao

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Vidya Balan

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Husain was apparently taken by Vidya's rustic charm after he watched Ishqiya, a film set in the hinterlands of Gorakhpur, a UP town.

There were even reports that Vidya was supposed to pose nude for one of his paintings.


Image: Vidya Balan

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Madhuri Dixit

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But of course, Husain's first muse was Madhuri Dixit.

The artist fell in love with her when he watched Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! He loved her in it so much that he watched the film 73 times.

He went on to sketch her, and even cast her in his directorial debut Gaja Gamini.

When Madhuri made her comeback in 2007's Aaja Nachley, Husain booked the entire Lamcy Cinema in Dubai for a show.


Image: Madhuri Dixit

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