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Musical play ‘Pansa’ by Gulzar set for Delhi premiere

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Noted poet, lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar, recently conferred with a Dada Saheb Phalke award is set to present his two plays

gulzarNew Delhi: Noted poet, lyricist and filmmaker Gulzar, recently conferred with a Dada Saheb Phalke award is set to present his two plays here.

Two back-to-back performances by the legend are planned for evening on May 10, where Gulzar is slated to also read out some of his favorite poems.

The first play, a musical ‘Pansa’, which premiered in Mumbai last year, is an adaptation of the book ‘Yudishir and Draupadi’ by retired diplomat Pavan K Varma.

Peppered with powerful narration and dialogues penned by Gulzar himself, the play directed by Salim Arif boasts of power packed performances by seasoned names in television and cinema, such as Amit Bahl, Bakul Thakkar and Lubna Salim.

The second event is a conversation between Gulzar with Salim Arif, which will discuss various facets in the life of the legend who has been the recipient of numerous National Awards, the coveted Sahitya Academi award and even an Academy to his credit.

“Often described as sensitive, emotional and yet witty, Gulzar Saheb is set to end the evening with recital of some of his rare and most loved works in his own inimitable baritone,” a spokesperson for the event said.

The program is being organized by Fever Legends, a property of Fever Entertainment.

Harshad Jain, Business Head, HT Media Ltd, Radio and Entertainment says, “Bringing the most celebrated and honored artist of this era is a moment of pride for us and I am certain Delhi will be looking forward to seeing him on stage and knowing him more through his work and discussions.”

Jain said “previous events with Gulzar in the past had met with phenomenal response.”

PTI

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