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Art Patron Shalini Bhupal On Her Favourite Artists & More

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HELLO!: How does it feel to win our award for ‘Art Patron of the Year’?

Shalini Bhupal: “I was kind of embarrassed at first and wasn’t sure whether I really deserved the award because I think a lot more people have beautiful art in the way their eyes want to see it. Yet I have the diversity, which a lot of people do have, as well. So it’s wonderful that you believed I most deserved this award. Thank you!”

H!: What are your thoughts on the spotlight that personalities from South India enjoy today? 

SB: “We are a very hard working bunch, and somewhere, I think not everyone had seen us. So it’s good that we are finally being noticed, as we worked really hard to get there.”

H!: What are the art-related events of 2023 you’re really looking forward to?

SB: “I’m kind of open to everything. I’m a big collector of international and national art, so I have a very eclectic thought towards it. What my eyes look at and how they perceive things is what interests me. I think 2023 is going to have some wonderful art. Like things related to Covid and its aftermath. So I’m really looking forward to this year.”

H!: Who are your favourite artists?

SB: “Among the masters, it’s Manjit Bawa. He’s my all-time favourite. But if we look at contemporary art, I like Alex Bravo.”

This has been adapted for the web from a story originally published in the February 2023 issue of HELLO! India. Get our copy of the latest issue right here!