Surprise element

Jan 04, 2013, 06:30 IST | Deepali Dhingra

Manav Kaul is a familiar face on the theatre circuit. The Arts graduate from Bhopal who formed his own theatre group in Mumbai in 2004, has also acted in a couple of films.

Manav, who recently made his debut as a film director, speaks to CS about his stint in the film and theatre world:

Manav Kaul
PIC/ Suresh KK

Moving on
There was a time when I used to write poems, but that phase got over. I act in films only so that I can support the plays I do. I can’t live without writing and direction is something I started enjoying from the past three or four years.

Reliving the thrill
In art, the one things that you take back home, is the surprise element. I constantly want to surprise myself. It’s like when I took a flight for the first time, it felt so amazing. But the next time that same thrill didn’t happen. It’s the same with art. You can’t relive the surprise. So I can’t keep doing the same thing over and over again in theatre. I wait to do plays that will excite me.  

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