Waheeda Rehman: 'You need passion, patience and luck in wildlife photography'

Bollywood legend Waheeda Rehman has turned a wildlife photographer for a cause. The 81-year-old actress says a person need passion, patience and luck while pursuing wildlife photography, adding that she has travelled across India, Tanzania, Namibia and Kenya to click pictures and it has been an enjoyable experience.

Rehman along with industrialist Harsh Mariwala's wife Archana Mariwala, Urvi Piramal (wife of the late Ashok Piramal) and singer Roop Kumar Rathod has displayed their photographic efforts at Byculla Gallery in the city. They are, in fact, among the 22 amateur photographers who have been mentored by legendary lensman Himanshuu Sheth; he guided them on safaris from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to Amazon and Galapagos.

"Earlier, we didn't have any school or teacher to learn photography, so I used to do it in a haphazard manner. But after I retired, I had enough time to learn and pay attention to the art. I am happy that I am pursuing a nice hobby. I was always passionate about photography. I feel you need passion, patience and luck to take the kind of pictures Luckily, I met Himanshuu (Sheth) and he teaches us, and takes us around for safaris. I thoroughly enjoy the experience. It's a amazing feeling," said Rehman, while interacting with the press and media at Meraki Photo Exhibition.

 

- Alekhya Reddy

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