July 31, 2010 07:51:31 PM IST Bollywood Trade News Network
VIPUL SHAH and SHEFALI SHAH
That acclaimed filmmaker Vipul Shah and his wife Shefali Shah are making their comeback to theatre after 14 and 10 years respectively, is something we are well aware of. Vipul & Shefali are back on stage but this time as a presenter of a Play. Just recently they even disclosed that they have chosen to make a comeback with a Marathi play called 'Dhyanimani'. They'll be presenting the Hindi version of this critically acclaimed play.
Now, the latest update is that the name of its Hindi version has been finalized as 'Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai'. The male lead of the play has also been casted and is going to be executed by actor Kiran Karmarkar.
Vipul is the presenter of the play, Shefali the female lead and Kiran is the male lead. The play is being directed by Chandrakant Kulkarni, who had directed the original play 'Dhyanimani'. "We thought a lot about the title of the play. We could have gone with Dhyanimani, but we wanted to give it a new title and Bas Itna Sa Khwab Hai is perfect for it. I am sure the audiences will figure out why we have chosen this title when they see the play," says Chandrakant.
Vipul has been a part of four plays before this and intends to be more active now. "The rehearsals of the play have started and I know for sure that this play will set the bars high for theatre," says Vipul. The moviemaker had offered Shefali two-three plays before they got married, but Shefali's busy schedule did not permit her to be a part of those.
Dhyanimani is a Marathi play that was showcased for the first time ever, 15 years back. It is a socio-psychological thriller. It talks about the purpose of life and how reality is replaced by illusions. Kulkarni had directed this play 15 years ago as well and had got a lot of accolades for it.
It is going to be an exclusive play with selective shows in various cities in India and abroad. The play is being produced by Kaustubh Trivedi and will be showcased first on August 15th.