‘Theatre is the most authentic way of learning acting’

Crime thriller series ‘Paatal Lok’ actor Ishwak Singh, who had quite a productive lockdown, says that creativity is the king in the OTT space. Calling 2020 challenging, he also said it was a remarkable year for him, as it brought him on the map…writes Siddhi Jain. Singh stars in ‘Unpaused’, a Hindi anthology consisting of

Mithila’s First Love Is Theatre

Popular cinema and OTT actor Mithila Palkar, best known for Netflix’s ‘Little Things’ and 2018 movie ‘Karwaan’, says that theatre will always be her first love. Mithila had her beginnings with Marathi theatre, and feels close to it still. “Theatre will always be my first love. Marathi theatre is something that I knew in my

‘The Hound Of The Baskervilles’ Ready For Digital Debut

A whimsical parody of the murder mystery ‘The Hound Of The Baskervilles’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is all set to make its debut on the digital season of Aadyam, the theatre initiative by the Aditya Birla Group…writes Siddhi Jain. The play, directed by Aakash Khurana, will be screened via insider.in’s online streaming service making

‘Theatre Is Still Alive’

Actress Shruti Vyas, who is the star of Zee Theatre’s latest teleplay ‘Some Times’, looks back at a year of unexpected challenges for cinema and theatre professionals and says that the new normal has “definitely blessed us with a lot of new learnings”…writes Shruti speaks with Siddhi Jain. Shruti, who has was also part of

‘Recorded plays can never pretend to be theatre’

Film and theatre actor-director Rajat Kapoor, whose rendition of Shakespeare’s comedy ‘As You Like It’ will soon premiere as a digital play with Aadyam’s Digital Edition in December, said that recorded plays “can never pretend to be theatre, which exists only in the moment of its performance”. Kapoor has directed “I Don’t Like It, As

Boosting The Morale Of Theatre Fraternity

The Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival, India’s biggest privately-run theatre festival, will be held in an abridged form over a single weekend this month. The Festival, featuring five plays, will not only be a tribute to theatre legend Qadir Ali Baig but will also be an occasion to thank Covid-19 warriors, boosting the morale of

‘Digitizing theatre helps reach new audiences’

Film and theater actor and director, Makarand Deshpande, feels that digitizing theatre helps reach new audiences and helps archive it as well. ‘Sir Sir Sarla’, a play written and directed by Deshpande, will be launched online by Zee Theatre. After winning audiences nationwide since its premiere in 2001, the play is now set for its

‘Shernaz Notes This As The Tough Time For Theatre’

As auditoriums lay vacant, members of the theatre community struggle to make ends meet, and audiences are snatched off of a popular form of art and entertainment, digital theatre is what stage veterans like Shernaz Patel say will keep makers connected to the audience…Shernaz Patel speaks with Siddhi Jain. Patel, who is the returning Artistic