Little do people know that it was the theatre where Vicky Kaushal began his journey to excellence. Soon after assisting Anurag Kashyap, he was the leading man in the critically-acclaimed Masaan and then history was made. This year perhaps has been the most rewarding as Vicky has already shot for three major films which will release back to back in the first half of 2018. He will be seen opposite Alia Bhatt in Raazi, then, in a pivotal role in the much-awaited Dutt biopic and then will explore his romantic hero side in Love Per Square Foot.
Also, Vicky will commence the shoot of his lead role in the film based on the real-life story of Indian army’s surgical strike, famously known as the Uri attacks. But, before that, Vicky will be going back to his roots; the theatre stage for a special occasion, an event known as 36 Ghante.
Reportedly, in 36 Ghante, 10 writers will write a play each, which will then be picked at random by 10 directors, who will get 12 hours to make and put a play together. The special show has Vicky acting in it. Vicky will only get to know about the play and his director 12 hours before they are supposed to go on stage.
When asked Vicky about the play, he said, “So this play is called Chattis Ghante which I felt conceptually this play is extremely exciting because this play will happen only this one time only this one night and it is not going to be repeated ever. The concept is that before the show the actors are going to come to know of the co-actors, script, the director only 12 hours before the show. So whatever they have to do is in those 12 hours that they have to prepare the play so that for me was very exciting to take part In the play and also it’s a great initiative by Rage Productions because it’s also fundraiser for theatre where all the collections received from the tickets will be given to the people working backstage who have been working for years in theatre but only backstage so we don’t know who they are but they are also pillars in theatre apart from the actors, directors and play writers. The people who get the set ready, make up artist, costume people, dress dada and everyone the collection is going to be collected and distributed to these people which I thought was a great great great initiative by Rage Productions. Because it had no commitment issues, it’s just one-day commitment and also with such noble and great initiative and also very exciting process for a creative person involved, so that’s why I am very excited to be a part of this.”
Now that truly is an actor’s ultimate challenge to take to the stage and be performance ready within half a day!
Let’s see how that pans out now.
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