02 March, 2021

‘It’s My First Time Playing A Real-Life Character’

Zeenat Aman talks about her latest play Dearest Bapu, Love Kasturba, which opens at The Great Indian Theatre Festival, Mumbai, on February 22

‘It’s My First Time Playing A Real-Life Character’
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Zeenat Aman talks to Lachmi Deb Roy about her latest play Dearest Bapu, Love Kasturba, which opens at The Great Indian Theatre Festival, Mumbai, on February 21

How was the experience of returning to theatre?

I am performing in a play after 15 years—a long gap. The journey has been interesting and exciting as well as challenging. I am glad I could work with playwright Saif Hyder Hassan. It has been a positive experience and I am thrilled to be part of a play that is so content-driven. This is my debut playing a real-life character—Kasturba—which makes it all the more exciting.

You were known as the glamour queen of Bollywood and now you are essaying the role of Kasturba. How has the transformation been for you?

You must watch the play and judge yourself. To be honest, I did not know much about Kasturba; my director told me about her. Inspired, I did my own research. Few people expected this tremendous transformation. The director made sure...

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