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Abhishek Kapoor to bring out a book on photographs of Gujarat

Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 01, 2012
First Published: 15:05 IST(1/12/2012) | Last Updated: 15:09 IST(1/12/2012)
Abhishek Kapoor, or Gattu, as the industry refers to him, seems to have talents that go beyond directorial skills. While travelling through Gujarat for his upcoming film, Kai Po Che, Abhishek shot photographs that are now set to be compiled into a coffee table book.

A source says, “Abhishek and his team had an extraordinary journey while shooting through Gujarat. They’ve manage to capture the state in a new way (in the film). What you will see is the state as seen through the eyes of Abhishek, and those of the three friends in the film, played by Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sadh and Raj Kumar. The photographs that he’s shot only further show how beautiful the landscape is.”

The makers are currently in talks with publishers. The book, authored by Abhishek, will be a photo book with text annotations to each picture. The source adds, “The plan is to release the book across India, but only after the film hits theatres after February next year.”

It seems that the idea of the book came to the team of Kai Po Che only after they had completed shooting for the film. The source says, “They had clicked many images, and while going through them, they realised what a vast collection they had. Because Gujarat plays such an important part in the film, they felt this was the best way to show their appreciation towards the state.”
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