Acine play — Chokher Bali directed by Suman Mukhopadhyay — brought them together in 2016, and Parno Mittra and Chitrangada Chakraborty have been friends since then, hanging out and sharing stories over biryani.
An avid photographer who has done photoshoots of actresses such as Kalki Koechlin and Sayani Gupta, Chitrangada recently turned her lens on Parno at Karma Kettle. The brief for Parno was to stay natural.
“I was really happy with the shoot. I wore muted colours and very little make-up,” said Parno. “Ours was a collaborative effort. I have worked as a model and a photographer, so I understand both perspectives. Parno went with the flow, which was just amazing. And with me, she was really comfortable and uninhibited,” said Chitrangada, who’s based in Mumbai. t2 captured the moments between the photographer and her subject.
CHITRANGADA ON SHOOTING KALKI KOECHLIN
Kalki did her own make-up and we kept it very natural. I wanted to shoot her in a sari. I always felt that everyone shoots Kalki in western outfits but she can look so intense in a cotton sari and a small black bindi. Her sari portraits came out beautifully. Also, she remains herself all the time. There is no pretence. I love her!