Sutikari Artist From Hyderabad Makes Amitabh Bachchan’s Portrait

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Telangana: A Sutikaari artist Gyaneshwar Kamblekar, has made a portrait of Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan hoping for his speedy recovery from coronavirus, reported Business World.

Sutikaari means making art with a cloth without using colours and brushes, the artist explained to ANI.

Business World quoted Kamblekar as telling ANI, “Sutikaari art can be used for portrait and abstract art. I have made portraits of famous personalities including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and film stars including my favourite film star Amitabh Bachchan.”

“When Amitabh Bachchan was hospitalised, I prayed for his good health and decided to make a portrait of him,” Kamblekar told ANI adding, “I will present him my art after he gets discharged from hospital. I pray that he gets well soon.”

According to the report, Kamblekar has been working on this art form for the past seven years. “The advantage of this art is that it is easy to carry wherever you travel in the world. In fact, the colour will not get faded even after 10 to 20 years. A brush is enough to clean if the portrait gets dusty,” he told ANI.

“The time taken to prepare one portrait depends on the size of the portrait. If the size is big size, it takes 15 to 20 days. For example, it took four months to prepare the portrait of Saudi Arabia King Mohammad bin Salman,” he was quoted as saying in the report.

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