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Four couples. One house. And, a long night. Catch this rib-tickling romedy

After 25 successful shows across the country, Vandana Sajnani Khattar’s theatre production Four Play finally makes way to the city. Rain gods did make her plans iffy earlier in the week, but stage is all set for this bedroom drama at Phoenix Marketcity this Friday evening.

An adaptation of the hit British comedy, Move Over Mrs Markham, the play revolves around four couples, who end up at a plush South Mumbai apartment for a night of action, without each other’s knowledge. Soon mistaken identities, infidelity and humour take over the plot.

Actor-director-producer Khattar tells us what to expect. “It’s a funny take on marriage and infidelity. In the play, Rajesh (also, her real husband) and I are married for 10 years, and lead a laidback and non-passionate life. A few people enter our house, and because of them, we end up using our own house in the most mysterious ways to add masala to our life.”

“It’s comic, but there’s meaning to it. The kind of relationship my character shares with her husband is true for 80 per cent of couples,” adds Khattar, who has a knack for producing comedies and dealing with the subject of relationships. Her next play, tentatively titled Marital Bliss-ters, is about a couple who realise one day that they were never formally divorced.

Another common thread in her works is the ‘starry’ cast, who she unfailingly treats to kheema pao, biryani, pasta, stuff rolls and parathas during rehearsals at her home. It’s always been a mix of famous faces from TV, films, theatre and even modelling. “Being a producer, I know, having popular actors does make a lot of difference from a commercial point of view. It adds a lot of value to eyeballs,” says Khattar.
The play even features an item number by actor Kashmera Shah.

On November 20. At Whitefield. 7.30 pm. Tickets (Rs.500) on bookmyshow.com
— BK

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