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Delhi theatre is vibrant now: Rajit Kapur

art and culture Updated: Nov 16, 2013 20:06 IST
Aditi Pant
Aditi Pant
Hindustan Times
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His versatility shines through in his resume. Having dabbled successfully in television, films and theatre, actor Rajit Kapur is still loyal to his roots — theatre.

Talking about the changing theatre scene in the Capital, Kapur says, “In the last two-three years, many new, younger groups have entered the theatre circuit in Delhi and made it vibrant. There is a lot of active interest now. Earlier, only a certain section would come to watch plays, and they too were there to be seen... they were not interested in theatre.”

The maverick actor will be seen in the Capital for the play, One on One, to be staged on November 17. It is a set of 10 short plays by nine playwrights and each story is about 10 minutes long.

Kapur, who’s best known for his role as the famous detective Byomkesh Bakshi in the iconic television series, says he doesn’t have the long hours required for TV. “I get offers from television but they ask me to begin shooting within 15 days which is not possible as I have prior commitments. That’s the issue I have with TV, they are not organised.”

Kapur, who will next be seen on the big screen in Sunny Deol’s Singh Saab The Great, says he is looking forward to the big screen adaptation of Byomkesh Bakshi, being helmed by filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee. “Byomkesh Bakshi was a great character that can be adapted in many ways. I am not at all possessive about the character, rather I’m looking forward to how the makers essay him onscreen.”

Catch him here
What: Play — One on One
When: November 17
Timing: 6.30pm onwards
Where: LTG Auditorium, Mandi House
Nearest Metro Station: Mandi House on the Blue Line