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PHOTOS: Bollywood stars on canvas

Last updated on: April 10, 2012 14:30 IST

PHOTOS: Bollywood stars on canvas

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Patcy N in Mumbai
He loves sketching, and he loves actors and actresses.
 
So, 25-year-old Naveen Kumar Singh combined his two passions and sketches all those tinseltown people he has enjoyed watching on the big screen.

"Sketching is my hobby, and I haven't learnt it from anywhere. I've been doing sketches since I was in the fifth standard. I would look at photos and try to sketch them. Initially, they were not good but with practice, I started doing a good enough job. Now I can sketch a person within 15 minutes."
 
Here's a look at some of Naveen's sketches of movie stars.

Image: Madhubala. Inset: Naveen Kumar Singh
Photographs: Naveen Kumar Singh
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'When I see a movie or I like an actor, they become my subject for sketching'

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"When I see a movie or I like an actor, they become my subject for sketching. Recently I saw The Dirty Picture and loved it so I sketched Vidya Balan in Dirty Picture. When you like a film, you automatically like the actors and actresses in that film too," Naveen says.

Image: Vidya Balan
Photographs: Naveen Kumar Singh

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'I am a huge fan of Madhuri Dixit'

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Naveen Kumar is a huge fan of Madhuri Dixit; he loves all her films but he loves best those films where she is paired with Shah Rukh Khan such as Devdas, Hum Tumhare Hai Sanam, Dil Toh Pagal Hai, and Anjaam.

Image: Madhuri Dixit
Photographs: Naveen Kumar Singh

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'I love MF Husain's paintings but I don't copy them'

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Naveen loves MF Husain's paintings but is wise enough not to copy them and sticks to film stars instead.

Image: Poster of Agneepath
Photographs: Naveen Kumar Singh
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'I don't have patience to paint my sketches'

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He also draws landscapes and abstracts. He paints too but since it takes a lot of time, he rarely does so.

"In sketches, you can see the result in 15 minutes, but in painting, you have to wait long, I don't have that much patience," he says frankly.


Image: Priyanka Chopra
Photographs: Naveen Kumar Singh
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'It is difficult to get time to do an exhibition'

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He's never had an exhibition of his work.

"I am still studying; it is difficult to get time to do all this," he says.


Image: Kareena Kapoor
Photographs: Naveen Kumar Singh
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'The family's only source of income is my father's pension'

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Born in Banaras, Naveen Kumar studied in Kanpur and is doing his M Tech from the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur.
 
His father, a senior bank manager, passed away in 2006, and his mother is a housewife.

He has four sisters, and one younger brother. They are all studying, except for his married sister. The family's only source of income is his father's pension.

Image: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
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'I did not think of making sketching portraits my profession'

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So sketching is not really a career option.

"I did not think of making sketching portraits my profession but my last MTech exam is over and I am thinking of doing MDes (Master in Design) from IIT," he says.


Image: Karisma Kapoor
Photographs: Naveen Kumar Singh
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'I will design products, maybe cars and bikes'

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"It is a two-year course. I have passed the qualifying round and have to go through an interview next. If I get admission then I can put my art to better use. I will design products, maybe cars and bikes, and my creativity and talent will be used in that field," he says.

What do you think of Naveen's sketches? Write in!


Image: Manisha Koirala
Photographs: Naveen Kumar Singh
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