One of the renounced painter Rajeev Kapoor was showcasing his painting on the street of New York.
Many people surrounded his exhibition and started admiring the photos, they were all congratulating him. Soon after they saw all of Rajeev’s photos on fire. People got scared and left the place immediately.
Rajeev saw the news flash about the incident. He got very depressed, and he closed himself in the room, his wife Nikita could hear Rajeev throwing bedroom objects to the ground, the despair he was in lead to a vocal outburst.
Nikita tried to console him and said: “It’s just a picture, you can make it all over again”. Rajeev after listening to Nikita’s Words said in a sarcastic tone “everything isn’t about house-making, some people do real work too”.
After 3 hours Rajeev finally came out from his bedroom and apologized to Nikita for his behavior and went on towards the living room.
He sat on the couch and changed the TV channel to MTV. He sat there for a long time and then decided to paint again. After he took the decision to paint he told his wife that “we both are going for a long vacation”
Rajeev took British Airways 787 to Paris, his flight landed after 7 hrs 22 mins. As soon as his flight landed he went towards claiming his baggage, he found out that his bag which contains paint and paper did not reach Paris which annoyed Rajeev to his core.
He went towards the customer care and blasted the officials for their unprofessional behavior. Looking at the scene Nikita tried to calm Rajeev down but Rajeev wasn’t ready to listen.
Being paranoid losing his painting kit Rajeev went to L’Ecritoire Paris and purchased the whole painting kit and went straight to his hotel, Hotel de Crillon.
He went to his room and started looking at the painting kit, without realizing that his wife Nikita was arranging the luggage all alone.
Rajeev started extracting his colors and brush from his kit, but he found something unusual, the kit provided every color but there wasn’t any shade of red in the kit.
He left the room and went straight to L’Ecritoire Paris and asked about his shade of red to which the salesperson responded: “the possibility of your kit not having the shade of red is very unusual if you want we can change your kit.”
Rajeev just ignored their words and told him to provide the shade of red. After the purchase, he went back to his hotel and started rearranging the order formation of color and once he was done with his work he asked his wife if she needs some help.
A meet with an agent
Rajeev along with his wife went to meet the agent, they reached the office on the southern Paris near the Eiffel Tower.
The agent introduced himself as Ezno Bisset, he started greeting them and asked them to take a seat. Rajeev took a seat opposite to Ezno while Nikita took across Ezno.
Rajeev cut the chase and went straight to the point and this attitude took Ezno off guard.
Enzo along with Rajeev and his wife went towards Street Art, the street was covered with graffiti and colors. People covered the street with their colour and left no blank space on the street nor at the wall.
After looking at the street Rajeev was convinced to set up his art gallery on this street itself, he thought this will bring the vibe that painter needs and will help him to achieve something of a greater good.
Day 3 to Day 10
Rajeev got up early from his sleep and went towards the living room of his hotel room and sat there for hours in order to get the inspiration.
After 3 hours his wife got up and went towards the living room, and she stumbled upon some brush and got a stain on her leg.
She managed to get up and asked Rajeev about his work to which he replied that he was creating the shade of fire. After looking one of Rajeev’s artwork, Nikita was standing dumbstruck and said: “it is amazing the way you play with colour and bring the white sheet alive.”
After hearing to Nikita, Rajeev smirked and said: “after all this is my painting.” He kept on making a portrait of different shade till the evening, and then he showed all the pictures to his wife for her feedback.
Nikita after looking at the pictures said: “this happens to be your best work till date”
Rajeev was frenzy from the morning as his work was on display, many people came to witness his work, and he got a positive reaction.
He was happy listening to the reviews but everyone found one thing disturbing but didn’t utter a word and hence as per Rajeev the show went successfully.
Next day Rajeev got up and went to the living room where he excitedly grabbed a newspaper and took coffee. While he was sipping his coffee, he turned few pages of the newspaper and checked his painting review.
Everything seemed to be in place but after every review, the critics kept praising the face which they saw on the painting.
After reading the review, he went straight to his art room and glanced at his portrait but couldn’t find the face. He called his wife and asked if she could see any face to which she answered: “yes, I can see a face”.
Rajeev lost in tamper and said, “damned I never made a face how it can be possible?” Rajeev took out his mobile and called one of his colleague “Surya where are you? Come to my house, it’s urgent.”
Surya entered Rajeev house and started greeting him and Nikita but Rajeev without wasting time, grabbed Surya’s hand and went straight towards his painting room and said: “could you see any face?”
At first, Surya was a little puzzled and then he started laughing and said “is it some kind of a joke?” to which Rajeev briefly answered “no”.
After understanding the weight of the situation Surya finally answered in all seriousness yes, he could see the face.
Rajeev after hearing Surya’s answer, requested him to draw the face for him to which Surya answered: “in which expression, you have made many expressions”. “Any expression” Rajeev answered.
Surya started making the portrait and when he finished his portrait, he said “isn’t this Shikha, your girlfriend from college. Why suddenly you started making photo of her and ain’t she dead”
Rajeev went over to look the portrait but found the canvas empty and asked Surya where the portrait is, it’s an empty canvass.
Surya was puzzled and asked Nikita about the portrait, and she replied “you made just to Rajeev’s portrait” and started laughing. Nikita casually asked Rajeev about Shikha….
Rajeev and Shikha were college lovers, and they both loved the art but when Rajeev got the fame and name for his work, he started becoming arrogant.
He had become famous in his locality and started displaying portrait on the street. Things started getting out of hands when Rajeev started ignoring Shikha and went on achieving fame.
One day Rajeev got a contract for displaying this portrait in one of the famous Mumbai gallery, and he started getting excited and started working furiously.
He took three months to complete his portrait, and he kept all his work in an art room.
On one of the unfaithful day, both Rajeev and Shikha were in a playful event, both happened to enjoy their quality time, but suddenly Shikha hand dashed across the color red and that color ruined Rajeev’s portrait and this made Rajeev very furious.
He lost his clam and started trash talking with Shikha, and they broke up. While Shikha was leaving Rajeev looked at her and said: “never show your face again to me.” After 3 days Rajeev comes to know that Shikha has committed suicide.
After knowing the story Nikita ran up to her room and started packing and in the meanwhile Surya also left the place.
Nikita booked her flight and cab while Rajeev tried to make her understand but Nikita without listening to Rajeev’s work left the place and went straight to the airport and left for New York.
6 months later
Nikita divorced Rajeev. Rajeev lost his credentials as a painter because every time he paints, people used to find the face in different expression with the colour red.
Rajeev lost everything in his ego and decided not to paint ever again in his life and this is how he faced rejection in his life.