Boman Irani (52) has been capturing pictures since he was 32 years old. And now, the actor is planning to organise an exhibition of the best photographs he has captured over the two decades.
“There are a lot of newspapers and glossies that have requested me to share some of the best pictures from my collection. But I’ve never quite liked the idea of exposing my work in print,” says Boman, adding, “I’ll publish a coffee table book with the photographs and interesting anecdotal stories behind each, soon.
But before that, I have to organise an exhibition of the pictures, where everyone who matters, can see them. That might take some time. I have film assignments that keep me busy. So, once I have a little time, I’ll be able to put my mind to it.”
Twenty years ago, the actor moved on from sitting at his wafer shop in Grant Road and began pursuing his passion-turned-profession, photography. To first give it a shot, he carried his old camera with him on his honeymoon.
Today, Boman has close to one-lakh photographs, comprising portfolios, ad campaign stills, landscapes shots and thousands of others from various occasions.
“My collection is incomplete. I shoot whenever and wherever I get the time. I don’t restrict myself from shooting anyone who really charms my camera,” says Boman, adding, “But there are three Bollywood legends without whom my body of work will remain unfinished.
I have to click Mr Bachchan (Amitabh), Pran and Dilip Kumar. I’m a Bollywood movie buff, and for me, they are legends.”