Are these paintings of Poonam Pandey and Vidya Balan vulgar?
Artist thrashed for making nude paintings of Poonam Pandey, Vidya Balan and Veena Malik
Tue, Jan 31, 2012 11:29:02 GMT
Painter Pranava Prakash is no stranger to controversy but even he hadn’t anticipated an attack and violent protest at an exhibition showing sexy and nude paintings of Bollywood starlets Vidya Balan, Poonam Pandey and Veena Malik in Noida.
According to the artist, five men barged into the exhibition and roughed him up. They also tore down a few paintings and shouted slogans against Pranava Prakash alleging that his paintings were against “Indian culture”.
In one of the paintings, Vidya Balan, the actress of The Dirty Picture, is shown as a marketing teacher with massive breasts. In another painting, a nude Poonam Pandey poses with the Indian flag; she is seen wearing an Anna Hazare cap in support of the anti-corruption crusader. The painting of a nude Veena Malik shows her covered in bodypaint of Pakistani flag.
Pranava Prakash said the attack on his exhibition is an attack on artistic freedom. Earlier, Pranava had painted a nude painting of Arundhati Roy in bed with Osama Bin Laden and Mao Zedong.
As for painting the Bollywood celebs in the nude, you decide if they are vulgar or artistic. Here are they: