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A busy weekend for Gurgaon, culturally

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, April 05, 2013
First Published: 01:46 IST(5/4/2013) | Last Updated: 01:48 IST(5/4/2013)

As the Aravali Centre for Art and Culture (ACAC) completes a decade of bringing the finest of art and culture to Gurgaon, two major events have been planned to mark the occasion. Renowned theatre group Ekjut will stage two shows of its memorable play, Begum Jaan, at 4pm and 7.30pm on Saturday at the Epicentre in Sector 44.

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Conceptualised by Ekjut’s director Nadira Zaheer Babbar, who also plays the lead, the play also has actors Juhi Babbar and Anup Soni.

Begum Jaan revolves around three main characters — a famous classical singer of yesteryears, her granddaughter Zarina and a journalist Sanjay Pande. The interpersonal relationship between the trio is the USP of the drama.

The second event on Sunday is the Kabir Festival in which Mir Mukhtiyar Ali will sing Kabir’s couplets in the Mirasi folk style of Bikaner. The show begins at 7pm at the Epicentre. 

ACAC was formed when the Millennium City was a cultural wasteland. Some enthusiasts formed this non-profit group to sponsor performances of Pt Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Pt Jasraj in music; Malika Sarabhai and Raja and Radha Reddy in dance; Lillette Dubey and Rajinder Nath in theatre.


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