An actor getting into character requires tremendous amount of mental and physical dedication. And to be able to sustain that dedication for years to come distinguishes a fabulous actor from good actors. Being able to photograph Nakuul Mehta gives me the opportunity to study this dedication in an actor. That has also given me the privilege to associate with other dedicated actors with whom he collaborates.
 
Nakuul Mehta collaborates with actor Manish Gandhi who also directed this bold and intelligent play. I was given exclusive access to the green room where they prepared for the play for three consecutive evenings. Director Manish Gandhi briefs them again about the intricacies and the soul of each character. After which the actors mentally and physically transform themselves. These photographs document their transformation.
 
Pre-performance discussions; director Manish Gandhi and Nakuul Mehta
Nakuul Mehta & Manish Gandhi
Manish Gandhi
Wife Jankee, helps Nakuul with his make up
Manish Gandhi during make up
Actor/Director Manish Gandhi styling his hair
Nakuul Mehta
Jim Sarbh applying make-up
Jim Sarbh applies make up
Nakuul Mehta & Sayani Gupta exercising their tongues.
Nakuul Mehta & Sayani Gupta exercising their tongues.
Manish Gandhi sharing a light moment with Nakuul Mehta
Producer of the play 'COCK', Shweta Tripathi shares a light moment with Sayani Gupta
Manish Gandhi expressing himself
Actor Nakuul Mehta; eye to eye
Producer Shweta Tripathi
Actor Sayani Gupta styling her hair
Manish Gandhi spending some 'alone' time
Manish Gandhi
Jim Sarbh during make up
Jim Sarbh during make up
Manish Gandhi
Sayani Gupta discussing with the team
View of the crowd lining up to watch 'COCK'
Manish Gandhi
Shweta Tripathi
Jim Sarbh discuss the script with the team
Team discussion
Nakuul Mehta discussiong with the team
Nakuul Mehta
Jim Sarbh
Sayani Gupta applying make up
Shweta Tripathi
Manish Gandhi
Nakuul mehta in character
Sayani Gupta in character, during rehersals
ready to roll. Moments before heading up to the stage
Moments before heading up to the stage
Rock & Roll!
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• All images are original works of Ayush Das Stills & Motion Picture Photography.
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