Raja Ravi Varma is considered as one of the greatest painters in the history of Indian art. He was a celebrated Indian painter and artist. His works are known to have fusion of European techniques with a purely Indian sensibility. On February 1, Suhasini Maniratnam (wife of Mani Ratnam) had shared a tweet that read, “Naam charitable trust enters 10th year in February.  We have a surprise on Monday.  Royal classy beautiful and finesse  ...look out”. Well, the surprise has turned out to be totally regal. Samantha Akkineni and R Madhavan’s Pairing in This Commercial Will Make You Want Them Feature in a Film Soon (Watch Video).

A special edition calendar themed on Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings has been released and it features the stunning beauties of south. It includes Samantha Akkineni, Shruti Haasan, Lakshmi Manchu, Khushbu Sundar, Aishwarya Rajessh and few other actresses. The charitable trust NAAM is an NGO founded by Suhasini Maniratnam. These beautiful pictures have been captured by G Venket Ram. If you haven’t seen the photographs yet, you must take a look at them right away. Disney’s Frozen 2: Shruti Haasan to Voice and Sing for Elsa in the Tamil Version (View Pics).

Recreating Raja Ravi Varma’s Paintings


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Samantha Akkineni

Shruti Haasan

Aishwarya Rajessh

Khushbu Sundar

Ramya Krishnan

Talking about this project at the launch event, Suhasini Maniratnam was quoted as saying, “I am always looking for ways to inspire and empower women, and what better way than this homage: a calendar featuring twelve beautiful, graceful Indian women in rich costumes, ornate jewellery and a lavish backdrop,” reports TOI. So what is your take on these pictures? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section below.

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