CAST & CREW
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On 30 January, 1913, in a pre-independent India, a baby girl was born to a Punjabi Sikh father and a Hungarian Jewish mother, a legend in India, Amrita Sher-Gil. Amrita Sher-Gil is a prominent painter of India, and her paintings are preserved in the Modern Art Gallery, New Delhi. She is known as India’s Frida Kahlo.
Bollywood has received appreciation and acclaim at the box office with biopics; from Bhaag Milkha Bhaag to Paan Singh Tomar to Mary Kom, and now Amrita Sher-Gil. No one knows as to who is directing and producing the film, but Sonam Kapoor is being considered for the role of Amrita. The movie will be about Amrita’s life, her mentors, her lovers and her family. The actress, reportedly, is in talks with Amrita’s family.
Amrita started painting at the age of five, and was critiqued and given an academic foundation by Indologist, Ervin Baktay. She formally started painting at the age of eight, and along with her sister, gave concerts too, in Shimla. To train as a painter Amrita spent time in Paris with her mother and toured Europe. Mentors in Europe, Lucien Simon and Boris Tazlitsky (lover too), Europeanized her painting techniques and feel. Her first painting, Young Girls, was highly praised in Paris, and she was offered the position of an Associate of the Grand Salon in 1933. However, as she grew older, she started to shift towards a love for India. She went back to India to rediscover Indian culture and history, and portray her rediscovery in her paintings, till her death. Her purpose grew clearer to paint, which was to paint the lives of Indians. Her paintings were inspired by Rabindranath Tagore and Abanindranath Tagore. Before the opening of her first solo show in Lahore in 1941, Amrita fell seriously ill and went into a coma. She was only 29.
There is not much revealed about the movie. We will just have to wait for more updates.
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