In the year of Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary, Mahesh Bhatt’s Hindustani adaptation of ‘Two gentlemen of Verona’ brings Indians and Pakistanis together
A Pakistani entrepreneur in Singapore, Azzah Waseem, has taken the unique initiative of bringing an Indian play by veteran filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt for Indian and Pakistani theatre lovers of the city-state, reports the Indian Diaspora.
According to the report, Waseem loved the 75-minute adaptation of Shakespeare’s play ‘Two gentlemen of
Verona’, presented in Hindustani as ‘Do Deewane Shaher Mein (DDSM) and wanted to make it available to Singapore residents who understand Hindi and Urdu.
The talented cast of this production, termed as “brilliant”, includes film actress Zoa Morani and Bhatt’s protege Imran Zahid and other young talent. The production appeals to both the youth as well as family audiences.
The adaption was conceived with the idea of paying homage to William Shakespeare on his 400th death anniversary this year. The show opened to a full house at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on April 23 followed by successful show runs in various cities and institutions across India, reports Indian Diaspora.
The show opens in Singapore on Sunday, August 28 at the prestigious Jubilee Hall at the iconic Raffles Hotel at 7 pm.