Life-sized 3D Printed Statue of Bollywood Star, Shahrukh Khan, Created by Red Chillies VFX & Autodesk India
In case you’re not familiar with Bollywood, it’s the term used to describe the Hindi language film industry in Mumbai. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the productions featured romance and action films, and during the mid-1970s, the genre expanded to include themes featuring violent gangsters and bandits.
The films entered the Western consciousness with the release of Deewar, directed by Yash Chopra and written by Salim-Javed, and it was a gritty crime film which pitted a policeman against his brother – a gang leader – based on the life of real-life smuggler Haji Mastan. The film was described by director Danny Boyle as being “absolutely key to Indian cinema.”
Khan, referred to as the Bollywood Baadshah, is the subject of a 3D printed, life-sized statue made by Red Chillies VFX and Autodesk India. The statue was both designed and 3D printed in India, and is quite impressive. The level of detail depicted in the piece is sure to wow fans. The exact method of 3D printing has not been stated, however, it’s safe to say that it was not printed in a single piece.
“It is overwhelming how technology has gone forward,” Khan says. “I am grateful to be a part of this amazing technology. This is outstanding and I am dying to show it to my kids. Its silver and shiny statue of mine in my classic pose. I want to thank Keitan, Harry, the Red Chillie VFX team and Autodesk team who have worked on it.”
Khan is the featured player in his film production house based in Mumbai, India, and since 2002, Red Chillies Entertainments has produced a variety of programs. From huge blockbusters like ‘Om Shanti Om’ and the critically acclaimed ‘Billu’, Khan’s company has stayed in the headlines.
Back in 2005, the film ‘Paheli’ was India’s official entry to the Oscars. Red Chillies also features a state-of-the-art visual effects studio, Red Chillies VFX. It’s a private company which has pulled down a group of special effects awards from the film industry, and working from a 10,000 sq. ft. studio facility, the company boasts some of the best talent and equipment in the country.
What do you think of this life-sized, 3D printed statue of Bollywood legend Shahrukh Khan. Let us know in the 3D Printed Bollywood Star forum thread on 3DPB.com.
You May Also Like
3D Printing News Briefs, August 25, 2021: Software Beta, Self-Replicating Printer, & More
We’re starting with materials in today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, as XJet as announced the commercial availability of alumina ceramic. Moving on, Raise3D has announced the ideaMaker 4.2.0 beta, and...
Facility for Mass Roll-to-Roll 3D Printing to Be Opened by MIT Spinout
Massachusetts manufacturing startup OPT Industries uses automation engineering, computational design, and materials science to develop and manufacture customizable functional materials for 3D printing. The MIT spinout company became well-known for its...
3D Printed Sensor Created by Fraunhofer and ARBURG
One of the many Holy Grails of 3D printing is the ability to 3D print fully functional items in a single build process. Companies like Inkbit and Sakuu are after...
Inkbit Raises $30M in Series B Funding, Plans to Expand Production of 3D Printing System
MIT spinout Inkbit has raised $30 million in a Series B funding round led by venture capital firm Phoenix Venture Partners (PVP). The company intends to use the funds to...
View our broad assortment of in house and third party products.