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Khushi returns to stage with ‘Neel Darpan’

Staff Correspondent
07 Dec 2022 00:03:58 | Update: 07 Dec 2022 00:03:58
Khushi returns to stage with ‘Neel Darpan’

Popular small-screen actress Shahnaz Khushi will be returning to the theatre after 20 years with Dinbandu Mitra’s ‘Neel Darpan’ in Kolkata celebrating the 150th anniversary of Bengali commercial theatre.

‘Neel Darpan’ was the first Bengali theatre which was staged in Kolkata in 1872.

Bangladeshi repertory theatre group Bangla Theatre will stage Neel Darpan at Tapan Theatre in Kolkata at 7:00pm today.

The production is directed by eminent playwright and director Mamunur Rashid.

Dinabandhu Mitra wrote the play in the context of social agitation in Bengal, known as the Indigo Revolt. It was the first commercial production of Nation Theatre group, staged in 1872 and directed by Girish Chandra Ghosh. Banga Natyasanghati is organising the theatre festival commemorating the first commercial staging of a Bengali play.

Shahnaz Khushi will be seen playing a vital role in the play. The actress is now in Kolkata along with her theatre troupe.

Shahnaz Khushi was a regular theatre artiste at the beginning of her career. She used to perform on stage regularly as a member of Aranyak Natyadal and Prachyanat. She last performed on stage in the play ‘Circus’ produced by Prachyanat.