“All the world’s a stage”
The world is indeed a stage encompassing cinema, music and art. Movies, music and art, they go beyond ordinary consciousness, straight to our emotions, deep into the soul!
Cinema, music and art reflect culture. Hollywood celebrities of the movie and music world hold a magical sway over fans around the world. They represent the hopes and wishes of multitudes of people,for imagination is the only true magic carpet.
Music artists, celebrities who live in Hollywood are the dreamers of dreams,makers of an alternate reality.
An escape from the daily grind of life.
And we know that music and cinema is life without the boring parts!
We all love it, especially in the Indian subcontinent!!
Yes we do!!
We love celebrities!!
Hollywood music artists and cinema actors!
Yes we do!!
We adore them, worship them, follow them, mimic their styles and want to be like them!
Yes we do!!
We dance, sing, laugh and cry with them!
We love our favourite Hollywood celebrities, singers and actors from all around the world!!
Yes we do!!
Well…..There is someone who portrays them in his own way!
Watch him showcase his originality and imagination in his fusion artworks with a desi takda twist!
Presenting Rajwansh! The intrepid artist!
Welcome to his abode for curious, fun and new interpretations of movie and music celebrities!
This is Rajwansh’s canvas, where Hollywood actors, movie icons and music legends from around the world get a makeover, a new appearance in a desi avatar!! A little bit of this and that, some imaginative sprinkles and a desi tadka twist!
Hollywood to Bollywood to Rajwanshwood!!
True Indian style!
TUB was curious to know the reason and motivation for the desi version theme of his art!!
So here goes!! This is what he told us…
Rajwansh is an avid listener of English songs and keen follower of the latest Hollywood movies, so he decided to create a fusion between art and music in a desi avatar.His respect for the artists and movie stars makes them the perfect icons to be showcased as per his imagination in interesting indian avatars. His process involves a lot of research, sketching, giving a direction and shape to his ideas.
He thinks about the most famous dialogues, punch lines, song lyrics, a trademark weapon, a personality quirk and the most important, his interpretation of the character.The first thought that comes to mind is usually his baseline for working upon the idea of characterization of the personality, all in indian vibes of course!
That is where the fun is!! An Indian avatar, desi tadka style!!
Seen art!! Not like this!! This is Fusion Art!
Be prepared to be amazed!!Sit back and enjoy!
Lots of laughter and fun with desi humour, home spun!
Hold on! Here we go down imagination’s lane, a roller coaster ride it will be!
#1 Leonardo di Caprio comes to Gujarat in a new avatar, Leonardo Patel !!!
What say?! Leonardo?
Majja ma,Anandche, Saruchu !!
I had the famous movie Titanic in mind and with Gujarat having a coast line, I wanted to give him a gujarati avatar !
Handsome isn’t he?
#2 Sweet tooth anyone? Khaled Mia is here, spinning jalebies out of music!!
DJ Khaled is the best!!
I am reminded of the halwais who spin jalebies into shape in hot oil, for me the process is the same as spinning the records on the stage!
#3 Come and meet Rexhinder Kaur aka Bebe Rexha!!
Bebe means mother in Punjab,so I simply portrayed her wearing Punjabi attire walking gracefully with a pot on her head!!
#4 Presenting Kayne West & Kim Kardashian as Kayne Sandhu & Kimmi !!
Couple goals? Anyone?
They are husband & wife so I presented them as a lovey dovey punjabi couple.
#5 Kaise hain Centeep Mishraji !!!
Ek cup chai hojaye!!
This is 50 cent for you!
50 cent, he looks like a tea lover to me, hence the tea maker avatar!!
#6 Brad Pitt as Brad Das Pittu!
So Bradji, how is it going?
Brad Pitt in a wood worker avatar, he does seem surprised, isn’t it?
#7 Bruno Mars aka Brunoli Parsad Band Wale ke saath!!
Band Baaja Baraat!!
Here comes Bruno Mars jiving to the Indian music beats!!
Bruno Mars, he is a good band artist in live shows and I admire his talent, so I gave him an Indian wedding band wala’s avatar!
#8 Pranam Chacha Stanlishan !!! Aaj kya sunnaoge !!!
Stan Lee, the iconic storyteller of our times!
Come one, come all!!
I gave Stan Lee, a village elder avatar, smoking a hooka, regaling his audience with stories .
This is how I interpret his penchant for storytelling, his awesome work in writing all the story lines and characters of Marvel Comics and movies.
#9 Rock on Chizle and Whizle Bhai!!
Sing us some of your songs!!
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, the rock stars!
I gave Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth, indian avatars of singers with an ektara and drums.
Their song in Fast and Furious 7 “See you again” is my favourite one and they rock together!!
#10 Presenting Thor aka Chrisna Hemsworth, as our very own neighbourhood blacksmith !!
This is our good looking Chris Hemsworth!!
Hammer away! The universe says!
While thinking of Chris Hemsworth,the hammer in his character of Thor reminded me of a blacksmith, so gave him a desi blacksmith avatar.
#11 Iron Man meets Style Icon, so here we have Doweny Kapoor!!
Got It ?
Robert Downey!! Anil Kapoor!!
The movie character name Iron Man got me thinking of our very own press walas, so I went with the thought.
Since Robert Downey is stylish, I paired his new desi name with Kapoor, (you do know who?)
And here he is !!!
#12 What say Emuly and Kristna aka Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart!!
Best friends are off to school! Girl Power !!!
I have portrayed actresses Emma Watson and Kristen Stewart who are best friends off screen in the avatar of Indian school girls, ready to make mischief and have fun!
#13 Here comes ….. Gal Gadowati !!!
Marvellous Wonder Woman, GalGadot!
I gave Gal Gadot, the indian avatar of all those hardworking women who toil the fields and do back breaking work.
Her character as Wonder woman struck me as hardworking and brave, so I have portrayed her as one among the millions of hardworking women of our nation.
#14 Hari Bhushan aka Daniel Radcliffe !!!
Huh? I know, I know!!
Magic is thy name, Daniel!!
He is good at controlling the elements with his magic,
so I have given him the indian avatar of ‘The Showman of the Streets’!!
#15 Miley Cyrus sings…
“I came in like a wrecking ball!”
“All I wanted to do was break your walls!”
So we have Miley Rani having a blast in this avatar, working to build walls!!
Karma does come around, doesn’t it?
I thought of Miley Cyrus’s song The Wrecking Ball.
She broke the walls,I gave her the avatarof a construction worker on a construction site, so she could build the broken walls!
#16 Our very own Rehan Vati !!!
The grace, the dance, expressive face!!
Here’s Rihanna for you!
Rihanna!! She dances so well,so I gave her the quintessential indian classical dancer avatar!!
#17 Scarlett Kumari! The cop with the sweet smile, and no nonsense wiles!!
Scarlettt Johansson!! Yay!
Scarlett Johanssonin her action packed performances, seems to be a woman who loves discipline so she is a cop!
#18 Ed Sheeran aka Sheeranjit Verma,
sculpting the earth with his beautiful lyrics into soulful shapes !
The Lyrical Potter!
Ed Sheeran is my favourite, I have always seen him as a maker of beautiful songs.
I find him down to earth and humble, a true son of the world.
#19 Weeknder & Selender aka Weeknd and Selena Gomez!
Hot Couple alert!!
What is going on?!
I was fascinated by the hot affair of Weeknd and Selena Gomez, so I gave them the avatar of an indian boyfriend, girlfriend getting cosy!!
#20 Vinod and Mishli , happy family portrait !
Family goals, what say? Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez!!
Vin Diesel’s famous dialogue in the Fast and furious series “I Love My Family” is what comes to my mind whenever I see Vin Diesel, so I have portrayed him as a happy Indian farmer. Vinod with a loving wife Mishli (on screen girlfriend Michelle Rodriguez) and family !!
The perfect happy Indian family avatar!!
About the Artist
Rajwansh is a self taught artist for the past 8 years, whose passion for art and drawing was sparked by the works of Ankur Patar, the artwork on Behance.net website, and other new artists. Intrigued by the process of making art, right from 12th standard, he began teaching himself vector and digital painting, deciding to take it up as a profession, a degree in art following thereafter.
The challenges of growing as an artist have never deterred him, even if it meant doing work for free, just to learn the craft intrinsically. His innate imagination came together with inspiration from Hollywood, Bollywood showcasing a fusion of Indian art that is unique.
He is a prolific creator of art, it occupies his mind day and night, always learning, improving and creating. His plans for the future include merchandise production and a digital agency to cater to industry and businesses. Rajwansh believes in always putting 100% effort in no matter what one does, and that it takes time to grow something.
“The creativity, it is just inside the mind but it will only grow if one keeps on pushing oneself, being patient and learning.”
This is the advice he would give to any aspiring artist or creator, especially those who aren’t sure of what to do, to keep pushing your boundaries till you reach your goal.
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We, here at TUB are always on the lookout for creativity that astounds, is different, is out of the box,is like us , uncommon !!
Share with us your works in any genre, medium of art, be it photography, paintings, poetry, sculptures, calligraphy, animation, anything!!
What are you waiting for?!!
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