‘Gangs Of Wasseypur’ fame actress Richa Chadda, who has carved a niche for herself in the Hindi film industry, didn't mind utilising her free time to do a play because she feels the medium enhances her acting skills.
Essentially "theatre by the people and for the people", nukkad natak or street theatre (ST) has transformed into more of a "propaganda" tool used by political parties as a crucial election campaign strategy leading to disintegration and corruption of the art form, veterans say.
Myriad complexities of a long distance relationship, personal struggles where one loses sense of self or stifled voices of the marginalised -- a three-day festival in the capital that began Monday will narrate various tales of displacement in a modern Indian society.
Three plays touching upon three different issues - state of girl child in the country, loneliness among elderly people and absurdities of life - will be staged during the three-day Rangotsav theatre festival, starting Nov 27 in the capital.
Write-ups suggesting that actor Randeep Hooda, once a very close friend of actress Neetu Chandra, showed up at the Prithvi Theatres to witness her stage debut as ‘Umrao Jaan’ for old times` sake, has her fuming.
A play, scheduled to be presented by Pakistani artists, was today cancelled by Ravindra Rangmanch authorities here following protests by some local activists in view of brutal killing of two Indian soldiers by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control(LoC).