Deepti Naval, Shekhar Suman to celebrate love on stage

Two theatre productions 'Gardish Mein Taare' and 'Ek Mulaqat' -- starring Arif Zakaria-Sonali Kulkarni and Shekhar Suman-Deepti Naval -- will bring alive the love and life of Guru Dutt-Geeta Dutt and Sahir Ludhianvi-Amrita Pritam.

Deepti Naval, Shekhar Suman
Deepti Naval and Shekhar Suman

The two musical romantic theatre productions by Saif Hyder Hasan, part of a trilogy, would be staged on September 19 and 20 in FICCI Auditorium in New Delhi.

"These two productions are fictional, based on the lives of India's most celebrated artists, their unfulfilled love and their trials and tribulations of adjusting themselves to the societal norms.

"The music, the clothes, the sets and even the language will transport you to an era when India produced best in the field of literature, films or music," Hasan said in a statement.

"Gardish Mein Taare," which is heavily inspired by the life of Guru Dutt and his singer-wife Geeta Dutt also touches upon the filmmaker's other relationships.

Fictional characters of Devdutt Bose (Arif Zakaria) and Bhavana (Sonali Kulkarni) will revolve around Dutts' tumultuous marriage.

"Ek Mulaqat," starring Shekhar Suman and Deepti Naval, exploring the relationship of Sahir Ludhianvi and Amrita Pritam, has a good dose of literary references, nazms and the original poetry by the authors.

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