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Dad’s proud of me: Nakul Vengsarkar

Cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar’s son Nakul hold maiden photography exhibition in city, credits father for pushing him to experiment.

art and culture Updated: Mar 31, 2012 14:23 IST
Shweta Mehta
Shweta Mehta
Hindustan Times

Nakul Vengsarkar is an interior designer and architect by profession. While studying in Milan in 2009, he began to develop an interest in photography. Now he is exhibiting his debut show of 43 pictures that were taken over six months.

As the son of former cricketer Dilip Vengsarkar, you’d expect him to play cricket instead. Was that ever in the picture?

“Every Indian kid dreams of becoming a cricketer. When you’re young, you see everyone around you playing it. After all, apart from hockey, it’s like our national sport,” smiles Nakul. He adds, “Dad always pushed me to try my hand at everything — health, sports and even academics. Last night when he saw my work at the exhibition, he looked extremely proud.”

The show, titled Pause, is the 30-year-old’s attempt to capture moments of beauty from everyday life in the bustling city of Mumbai. “People here work so hard and run around the city every day, all the time. They’re so busy and involved in their own lives. But if you just stop for a minute and capture that life, you’ll see the beauty in it,” explains Nakul.

However, the budding photographer insists that going behind the camera isn’t something he would like to call his profession. Instead, he prefers to refer to it as a creative outlet that he wants to explore more often.

Ask him what he’s looking forward to capturing with his lens next and he says, “I’d love to document my travels, since I plan to visit a lot of places. I’m dying to go to South America and Africa and take lots of pictures.”

Pause is on display at the Courtyard Garden, MCA Club, Bandra Kurla Complex, till April 1.

First Published: Mar 31, 2012 14:20 IST