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Spotlight on Shifaali

art-and-culture Updated: Oct 25, 2010 01:53 IST
Srijit Ghosh
Srijit Ghosh
Hindustan Times
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Fourteen years, powerful films such as

Satya

and

Last Lear

and national award later, actor Shifaali Shah has returned to the stage.



Shah is part of director Chandrakant Kulkarni’s

Bas Itna Sa Khwaab

, a Hindi adaptation of a Marathi play called

Dhyanimani.



The play is currently being staged in Mumbai, but Shah says it will travel to other cities, including Delhi, soon.



“The role was complex and challenging — that’s what drew me in. And with a fantastic script and a wonderful director, I decided to go ahead with it,” she says.



The play opened to a packed house, and received a standing ovation at every occasion, says Shah. And this, she says is the thrill that makes theatre rewarding for her. “Honestly speaking, I’m nervous before every performance. However, at the end of the day, theatre provides a very satisfying feeling.”Her husband, filmmaker Vipul Shah, is also part of the production team, and she says the experience of working with him was “amazing.”