Have you ever imagined superimposing your favorite celebrity on a desi spot and complimenting the wonderful creation? Well, thanks to Artificial Intelligence, thought no longer strays from reality. Proving the same, AI-based artist Saboor Akram recently posted creative recreations of some prominent celebrities from around the world.
Akram, known on Instagram as ‘boorayy_’, started his photo series titled ‘Tales of Lahore’ last month. It shows old buildings in Lahore, the cultural heart of Pakistan. These buildings, dominated by old-style architecture, display a mix of Victorian and Islamic architecture commonly called Indo-Saracenic. Also, a picture shows a shopping street full of people. The series of images, created using AI tools like Mid-journey, ProCreate, Illustrator, and Photoshop, have been widely recognized and earned the artist immense recognition.
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The first set of images shows prominent celebrities such as actor Shah Rukh Khan, Pakistani cricketer Babar Azam, actress Deepika Padukone, singer Atif Aslam, Pakistani actress Mahira Khan and Indian batsman Virat Kohli in a Pakistani setting.
The post has gathered over 21,000 views and counting. Akram created the publication to honor his favorite artists across the border.
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“Pictures from a parallel world,” wrote one user.
Another added: “Lots of love from across the border. Only love can heal.”
Another set of images shows American TV personalities and Hollywood stars like Kim Kardashian, Timothee Chalamet, Kylie Jenner, Henry Cavill, Zendaya and Ariana Grande dressed in traditional ensembles.
Not just this, the artist added famous modern actresses like Barbies in Pakistan. Have a look:
Next, a series never before imagined shows international athletes and sportsmen like Lionel Messi, LeBron James, Cristiano Ronaldo, John Cena, Ronda Rousey, Roger Federer and Lewis dressed in desi outfits posing on the streets.
Added to the Lahore series, it takes inspiration from famous binge shows like Avengers, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Peaky Blinders, John Wick, among others, to create clever AI-based visuals.
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In one of his latest creations, he posts about ‘Artists in Pakistan’. This includes globally acclaimed singers such as Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Kanye, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Ed Sheeran and Selena Gomez, who blend seamlessly into the local environment. Jokingly, she asks if this could be “a potential lineup for Coke studios.”
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The post racked up more than 18,000 likes. The artist has a growing fan base with more than 43,000 followers.