Aahana Kumra, who is on her way of creating a mark in the industry with her unconventional choices of roles, is soon going to amaze the audiences yet again. The talented actress who was last seen in the hit film Lipstick Under My Burka and was lately been part of the successful play ‘The Father’ with her mentor Naseeruddin Shah, is now going to be part of an unique projected titled ’36 Ghante’ which is organized by NCPA and RAGE Presentation.
The concept of ’36 Ghante’, as the name suggest will be creating ten plays, ten minutes each, in a span of 36 hours! Aahana, will be performing in one of these plays where she will get a span of just 7-8 hours to prepare for it and a rough time of just 45 mins to do the dry rehearsal before the main performance. The actress going to be a part of this concept in the company of around 60 different veteran theatre directors, playwrights and actors who will be working together for the first time. The list of some talented actors will be working with Aahana would be Ila Arun, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Neil Bhoopalam, Rajat Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey, Sumeet Vyas and many more. This unique project is known be first of its kind and is a fundraiser for theatre by the theatre community.
Spilling some more in depth details on it, the actress says, “It is an extremely interesting and challenging concept for me as it is a big test for any actor. As the name says, 36 Ghante it will be in staged in such a manner that the entire set up would be done in 36 hours. The scriptwriters will start working on the script 36 hours before the stipulated time of performance, the directors will get to know 24 hours in advance and the actors will be the real testers as they will get to know only 8 hours before their co-stars and team before the main performance. It is going to be highly challenging for me as in our normal play production we rehearse for days before the final product is seen on stage and in this one we will be just getting few hours! I am nervous at the same time super charged up about it. This is going to be a great learning at the same time have an amazing experience”
36 Ghante is going to take place on 27th of October at the India’s premier cultural institution, NCPA in Mumbai.