Marking the decade long efforts to empower women, Naam Charitable Trust went for a thoughtful move to raise funds while the leading ladies in South Indian states gave a lending hand. Into the story, Photographer G Venket Ram has recreated some of the iconic paintings of the 19th-century painter Raja Ravi Varma’s for NAAM calendar. As a part of which popular south actors Samantha Akkineni, Shruti Haasan, Ramya Krishnan, Lakshmi Manchu and Aishwarya Rajesh breathed life into some stunning pictures of prominent women painted by Ravi Varma.
Yesteryear actresses Kushbu Sundar, Nadiya, Shobana, Lissy Lakshmi also featured the calendar which was brought with “celebrate the spirit of Indian womanhood” theme. The limited-edition calendars and booklets featuring the 12 women were launched at The Folly, Amethyst, in Chennai while the proceeds from the sale will be used to raise funds for empowering single women from under-served segments of society.
Here are the glimpses of the actresses who featured the calendar,