`Mohabbat-the-Taj` - new attraction for tourists in Taj City

Agra: Millions travel here every year to see Taj Mahal. Now there is another attraction for the visitors - "`Mohabbat-the-Taj`, a play depicting the immortal love of Mughal Emperor Shajahan and his wife Mumtaj Mahal.

A brain child of Ashok Oswal, the 80-minute show opened here Sunday at the Kalakriti Auditorium, which is especially built for the show.

"Through this 80-minute presentation in an international class auditorium with simultaneous translation facilities in eight different languages, we have tried to integrate traditional media with modern-day state of the art technology, and laser beams," Oswal, who is the producer of the show, told IANS.

"Eighty artistes perform live," he added saying his project will prove to be a big boon for tourism here.

Bollywood sound engineer Satish Gupta, who has directed the show, teamed up with artistes from theatre and film backgrounds. Yashraj Sharma plays Mughal emperor Shah Jehan and Divya Srivastav portrays Mumtaz Mahal.

Bollywood actress Aruna Irani, who was the chief guest at the inaugural show, said: "The show truly is the best. It had been beautifully showcased."


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