Renowned photojournalist Pradeep Chandra and eminent film historian S M M Ausaja have joined hands to curate a unique show titled Frames 75 which uses rare Photographs, Paintings, Sketches, Posters, Block Print art, Vinyl LP Covers, Lobby Cards and Hand-bills in 75 frames to celebrate the superstar’s journey so far. St Regis would host the preview of this unique exhibition in Mumbai on 9th May 2018, to be opened by Amitabh Bachchan and the invitees shall be guests from the film fraternity, media and art world, including celebrities from across the fields. Thereafter the exhibition shall be accessible to fans and film students at Whistling Woods, the film institute helmed by noted filmmaker Subhash Ghai.
“Whistling Woods International takes pride in supporting and encouraging various art forms and talented artistes. We are delighted to associate with FRAMES-75- the exhibition curated by Pradeep Chandra and S M M Ausaja and would like to congratulate the duo. They have showcased a unique and never-seen-before tribute to the legendary actor Mr Amitabh Bachchan in his 75th year. I would like to encourage all cinema lovers to witness this grand exhibition which is a treasure of legacy that will be passed on to the future generations, for years to come”, says Subhash Ghai looking forward to the event.
Pradeep Chandra has been a popular photo-journalist with The Times of India, Bombay Times, The Week and many other premier publications. He is also an author and occasional painter. His work has been showcased across the globe. His famous exhibition on the plight of Kashmir Pandits was well appreciated. To celebrate 50 years of Independence, he also did an acclaimed exhibition in Mumbai. Chandra’s tribute exhibition to Amitabh Bachchan on his 61st birthday at J W Marriott was inaugurated and praised by Mr Bachchan, as well as the press. He has written a coffee-table book on M F Husain and another on Amitabh Bachchan, besides penning books on Abhishek Bachchan and Aamir Khan. His forthcoming book is titled Mumbai- City of Gold
S M M Ausaja is an eminent film archivist, historian and an author with the largest private archive of Hindi cinema memorabilia. He has authored Bollywood in Posters, the bestselling coffee table book released at IIFA in 2009 by Amitabh Bachchan. He is currently working at the Osians art house as Senior Vice President heading the cinema division. His previous exhibition was commissioned by Mrs Jaya Bachchan for Amitabh’s 70th birthday celebrations at the Nehru Centre. His recent book Bollywood The Films, The Songs, The Stars released last year has a Foreword by Mr Bachchan, who also released it in Mumbai. His third book The Bachchans shall be released later this year.