16 June, 2021

Shatrughan Sinha

On his debut in theatre with Pati Patni aur Mein

Shatrughan Sinha
Why theatre after all these years?
This was the only way I could rejuvenate and strengthen the professional in me.

A pleasant experiment?
It is the Kurukshetra of rangmanch—there are no retakes, no director, and no make-up man. Isn't it exciting?

Didn't you find stage limiting?
No. In fact, I find stage special because it caters to a select group of people who matter.

But why not films then?
I think I've been saying Hilna mat thakur varna goli mar doonga for a long time now.

Are you open to offers?
Yes, provided the role suits me.

How difficult was the play, specially the 40-minute monologue?
Very tough. It was not an election speech.

But wasn't that easy for a person famous for his special style?
I am known among my contemporaries for effortlessly rattling off a 10-page monologue. But here we are talking of a 200-page script. That's surely tough.

Anything special about the theme?
There was enough scope for...

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