20 years ago. He had liked it so much that he
made copies of that. Recently, when I met him for
a shoot I asked him if he remembered that picture
and the angle. Without saying anything he turned
his face to that angle and we clicked this picture. It
is lovely to see people in pictures through the
years. Amitabh is also very frightened of the still
camera, but one of the most obedient.
think I did one of Aishwarya’s
first campaigns; I did her first film magazine
cover. I have seen her grow. I have always
wondered whether she is a Greek goddess in
an Indian temple or an Indian goddess in a
Greek temple. There is a wonderful mixture
of both, but at heart she is pure Indian,
which is something I really admire about her.
I think her fame has been exploited by peo-
ple. She is a very simple and sensitive girl.
IAISHWARYA RAI BACHCHAN BACHCHAN
PHOTOGRAPHS: GAUTAM RAJADH YAKSHA
Gautam Rajadhyaksha with movie
star Rekha at the launch of Chehere
Making of Chehere
After graduating from Mumbai’s St Xavier’s College, Gautam Rajadhyaksha started teaching at his alma mater. Two years later, he quit teaching to join the photo services department in an ad firm. And his hobby became his profession.
Since then Rajadhyaksha has captured iconic actors, musicians, singers, artists and businessman
through his lens. After years of urging from fans, he finally gave in and compiled a book of some of
his favorite shots and penned down his experience of shooting them. The coffee table book, titled
Chehere, is in Marathi and is meant only for private circulation. ;