An unusual setting, a celebrity cast and lots of laughsa��therea��s a lot going for Vandana Sajnania��s production
A plush Breach Candy apartment forms the setting for this a�?romedy of errorsa�� where mistaken identities play havoc with different sets of lovers who come to the supposedly-empty flat for a night of fun. An adaptation of the British comedy, Move Over, Mrs Markham, this one is directed by Vandana Sajnani. a�?Though I first staged Four Play in 2012, I put it aside as I got busy with my TV assignments and shooting for the film Dil Dhadakne Do. Now, Ia��ve completely updated ita��with a new cast, and new scenes and jokes I thought it needed,a�? says the actor-producer-director, who is bringing down the play this weekend.
Sajnani, who founded Moksh Creations a decade ago, is clear that comedy is her forte. a�?I began acting under Dinesh Thakur, who was into serious drama. But, though satisfying for a performer, it doesna��t bring in the crowds,a�? she says. Almost all of her plays also headline starsa��she dA�buted as a director with Rati Agnihotri in Please Divorce Me Darling.
Four Play has some well-known names like TV stars (and husband) Rajesh Khattar, Gaurav Chopraa and Natasha Singh. Therea��s even an item number by Kashmera Shah. a�?I dona��t want to spend too much time training a cast of all-new actors. I want some who are already comfortable acting. And, of course, the glam quotient does make a difference,a�? smiles the director, who is excited to be exploring new venues for theatre by staging the play in a mall. Next, she will be taking the play to Bengaluru, before touring the rest of the country. As for future plans, she says a costume drama and a musical are in the pipeline.
May 23, at 7.30 pm, at Phoenix MarketCity. Rs 500. Details: in.bookmyshow.com
Surya Praphulla Kumar