Bollywood actor Neha Dhupia’s post was nostalgic of sorts. While enjoying the art, we dig deep and found about a complete initiative on the subject… Thank You Neha!
The city of Mumbai (earlier called Bombay) is synonymous with Bollywood (the Hindi Film Industry). However, there is little visual presence of Bollywood in the city apart from the film hoardings. The corporate advertisements and political content have taken over most of the display areas leaving little or no trace of the movie-town it was.
Bollywood Art Project (aka BAP) is an urban art project started in 2012 in Mumbai, India in memoir of popular Hindi Cinema of Bollywood. It is the brainchild of artist Ranjit Dahiya and is aimed at mapping the cinematic history of Bollywood over the last century.
Through this initiative, BAP revisits the rich culture of Bollywood and bring Bollywood onto the streets, make it publicly accessible. Although it has started out with the medium of street art to affect a larger audience, it has the intent of opening up to various art forms also within public spaces.
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