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‘Akoopar’ on national stage

DNAHM76788 | 11/4/2014 | Author : Team DNA | WC :282



Aditi Desai’s play on Sasan Gir & Maldhari community will be staged at NSD festival in 2015
While directing the play ‘Akoopar’ penned by Dhruv Bhatt, veteran director-actor Aditi Desai had never thought the play would be staged at one of the most prestigious theatre festivals, the Bharat Rang Mahotsav at National School of Drama (NSD) Delhi. Interestingly, Desai will be celebrating in 2015 the 100th birth anniversary of her father, legendary theatre artiste late Jaswant Thakar.
Desai said, “I feel I am thoroughly blessed to be born as his daughter. As for the national festival, it is a commendable achievement for the entire team of ‘Akoopar’”. The play first premiered on November 15, 2013 and to mark its 25th show it will be staged on November 15 this year at the Thakorebhai Desai Hall, Ahmedabad.
This 150 minutes long play has Abhinay Banker, Devaki Aditi, Paurvi Joshi, to name a few of the cast members. The 17th Bharat Rang Mahotsav will be held at NSD from February 1-15, 2015. The selection committee comprising of around 29 theatre persons, scholars and critics from various parts of the country selected Aapnu Amdavad’s play out of more than 500 applications they received.
Directed by Desai, Akoopar’s story is based on the life of Maldharis, a community residing in Gir forests. Not only did the play do wonders in Gujarat, it was highly appreciated by the theatre fraternity across India. “For Akoopar I went to Gir, spent a couple of months just observing how the Maldhari community functions. Be it their utensils or their way of dressing. In fact my team of actors too accompanied me for the trip to better understand the community,” she said.



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