Suchitra Krishnamoorthi takes deadly digs at Bollywood directors

Updated: Nov 16, 2016, 10:07 IST | The Hitlist Team |

It's hard enough to take pot-shots at oneself through a book. But Suchitra Krishnamoorthi did it with finess with her much loved, semi-fictional novel, 'Drama Queen'

Suchitra Krishnamoorthi
Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

It’s hard enough to take potshots at oneself through a book. Which is what Suchitra Krishnamoorthi did with her much loved, semi-fictional novel Drama Queen. It’s quite another to play yourself, on the stage, in a one-actor theatre production, and go whole hog with sassy, self-deprecating humour. That’s what Suchitra’s play based on her book is all about. We caught it over the weekend.

What had the audience almost rolling on the floor laughing were the characters based on real life people, filmmakers mainly, who show up in the play, through voice-overs. There is Ram Gopal Varma she proposes marriage to.  There’s Nagesh Kukunoor she finds marriage material as well. That voice is Nagesh’s own.

Then there’s Ken Ghosh who loves women of “loose moral character.” The fact that Ken was sitting in the front row, while taking digs at himself through the voice-over, only confirms -- never mind rest of the world -- at least Bollywood hasn’t lost its sense of humour yet.

Ken Ghosh, Ram Gopal Varma and Nagesh KukunoorKen Ghosh, Ram Gopal Varma and Nagesh Kukunoor

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