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India needs more playwrights, says Naseeruddin Shah

India needs more playwrights, says Naseeruddin Shah

New Delhi, Mar 19 : Veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah's theatre group 'Motley' is synonymous with quality-oriented creative performances on the stage.

The group is back in action with a three-week festival in Mumbai aiming to delight the theatre aficionados.

The festival began on March 10 with Shah acting and directing the play 'Ismat Apa Ke Naam' in the Hindustani language. The play deals with issues of women and the behaviour of a male-dominated society towards them.

Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Javed Akhtar during Laadli Awards

Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and Javed Akhtar during Laadli Awards

Actress Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah and lyricist Javed Akhtar during Laadli Awards for Gender Sensitivity in Mumbai, on February 20, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

Need regional drama schools, not NSDs: Naseeruddin Shah

Need regional drama schools, not NSDs: Naseeruddin Shah

Kolkata, Feb 5 - Veteran film and theatre actor Naseeruddin Shah wants regional drama schools to be promoted in preference to mega institutes like the National School of Drama (NSD) that fail to churn out active theatre artists.

Speaking with candour, Naseer, an NSD product and widely considered one of the finest and versatile stage and cinema actors, said "big drama schools" fail to apprise their students of the reality of taking their craft beyond the four walls of the training institutes. In a dog-eat-dog world out there, very few graduates make the cut, he said.

Naseeruddin Shah at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2014

Naseeruddin Shah at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2014

Actor Naseeruddin Shah at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2014 in Kolkata on Jan. 27, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

Naseeruddin Shah at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2014

Naseeruddin Shah at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2014

Actor Naseeruddin Shah at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2014 in Kolkata on Jan. 27, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

Naseeruddin Shah at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2014

Naseeruddin Shah at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2014

Actor Naseeruddin Shah at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2014 in Kolkata on Jan. 27, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

Naseeruddin Shah at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2014

Naseeruddin Shah at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2014

Actor Naseeruddin Shah at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2014 in Kolkata on Jan. 27, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

Naseeruddin Shah at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2014

Naseeruddin Shah at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2014

Actor Naseeruddin Shah at the Kolkata Literary Meet 2014 in Kolkata on Jan. 27, 2014. (Photo: IANS)

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