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    Daadhi from Comedy Nights with Kapil turns producer with the play, Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji

    Playing a grandma is not the role you hope to be best remembered for. Definitely not when you’re a male actor. But actor-standup Ali Asgar has made peace with it. Then again, Comedy Nights with Kapil was not just any other show. And Daadhi, the role he played, was no ordinary character, given the cult following she enjoyed. With the completion of the Colors TV show last month, the actor has moved on to a sitcom, apart from launching his production house, Be Positive Entertainment, to produce a play, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji, which will be staged in the city today.IMG_5403
    “It is a light-hearted production on a person embarking on an extra-marital affair with his secretary to spice up his life,” says the Mumbai-based actor, who is playing the lead role in the play, which is being organised by the Madras Esplanade Round Table 30 and Madras Esplanade Ladies Circle 100. Ask him why he chose to start a production house, and he says the offers that came to him “with due respect, weren’t appealing”. The play, directed by Dhiraj Palshetkar—and co-starring  Prasad Barve, Sanjay Bhatia and Monaz Mevawala—tackles a serious issue, but with humour.  Meanwhile, the 49-year-old actor will also be seen in a romcom on SAB TV, Woh Toh Teri Bhabi Hai Pagle, which has just completed a month’s run.
    Today, at Sir Mutha Hall, at 7.15 pm. Rs 500 onwards. Details: eventjini.com

    —Sharadha Narayanan

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