Theatre is a genre that Tina has been interested in for quite a while
but never had either the time or the opportunity to explore. Recently
she began rehearsing for her first ever play, Saath Rahega Always, co-
starring Padmini Kolhapure and Mahesh Thakur. With barely a few weeks
to go for their first show, she found herself grappling with a
completely new idiom, one whose vocabulary and movement differed
greatly from her erstwhile forte, the small screen.
I was really keen to see an entire performance of hers, having never
watched more than 3-4 episodes of any of her teleserials to date (yup,
I plead guilty!) Also, since I often used to go to her sets to drive
her home, I had seen many of her rehearsals and shoots instead of the
finished products! Hence I decided not to watch any of the play
rehearsals, and Tina kept the suspense by not telling me the
storyline, especially of the second half.
So there I sat at the very first show a few days ago, and I guess I
should have been a bit nervous but wasn’t, at all! 🙂 And I have to
tell you, Tina’s performance just blew me away! The play itself is
really good, as it very sensitively explores the nuances of family
relationships without any melodrama. In fact, the first half is full
of hilarious situations, and the chemistry between the lead actors is
really good. It has been a pleasure getting to know Mahesh and
Padminiji who, besides being stalwart performers, are also deeply
involved in their respective spiritual paths as well — hence there’s
a lot of positive energy on stage!
Right now won’t tell you more, so that those of you who are in Bbay
can catch the upcoming shows (28th Feb 7:45 pm at Rang Sharda, Bandra
and 14th March 7:45pm at Manik Sabhagruha, Bandra) Please check the
ads in the papers or just get onto www.bookmyshow.com
And do write in and tell me how it was! Meanwhile, my wife has a new
fan — me!!
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