31 October, 2020

‘I Am Glad I Took Up The Challenge At This Age’

Actor-director Amol Palekar talks to Lachmi Deb Roy on returning to the stage after 25 years

Photograph by Suresh K. Pandey/Outlook
‘I Am Glad I Took Up The Challenge At This Age’
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2020-02-07T17:54:54+05:30

Actor-director Amol Palekar talks to Lachmi Deb Roy on returning to the stage after 25 years

Returning to the stage with ‘Kusur’ (The Mistake)

For me if you go by yesterday’s performance in Delhi, ours was the opening play for the NSD International Theatre Festival in Delhi and the kind of response that we got was absolutely overwhelming. There was absolute pin drop silence, when we wanted it and when the performance ended, the kind of thunderous ovation it was given was absolutely touching. I heard from quite a few people, the Delhiites who said that they had never seen such brilliant ovation in Delhi before. For any performance if you get this kind of response, “Phir Aur kiya chahiya”.

Going back to the period when parallel film took over

If you try and look at that period, you will realize that this was a different way of narrating a story, this was a different way of looking at our films that emerged and I...

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