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Kher stages play on his life; audience left spellbound

punjab Updated: Apr 08, 2014 18:08 IST
Rameshinder Singh Sandhu

It was a rare opportunity for the denizens here to witness the live performance of veteran actor Anupam Kher, who staged an autobiographical Hindi play, 'Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai' inspired the audience to never 'give up' in life and overcome all odds and hurdles with audacity and smile.

Before the play even started, he surprised the audience by stepping down from the stage and throwing amusing questions at them.

The play organised at Guru Nanak Bhawan by Ludhiana Sanskritik Samagam (LSS), stole every single heart from the audience.

It was a one man show in which the actor played many characters to throw light on his life which unfolded all the ups and down faced by him. It started right from his birth scene in his home town Shimla followed by his funny school days, first romance, starting with theatre in Chandigarh to his journey in the film city Mumbai; all presented with bright and dark hues his life offered him. It actually made the audience realise and remember an old proverb, "Life is like a rainbow which also includes black".

Many a times, during the two hours and fifteen minutes play Kher remarked that one should always dream big and never try to underestimate oneself as everything is possible if an individual has faith in oneself.

HT Team also met him briefly back stage post his performance who shared that this play took birth in 2005 and was staged for the maiden time in Mumbai. High appreciation from the audience encouraged him to take the play world over. By now, he has given about three hundred performances with the show in Ludhiana being his first performance in Punjab. "I never thought that a play which has highlighted more of my failures would become so popular. It basically inspires the audience to learn from failures and not to sit over them. One must move on and must keep in mind that difficult is done at once and the impossible takes a little longer".

Talking to the audience, who were busy finding ways to the back stage to meet him, were highly excited to see him performing live. "Having seen this play, my family and I feel highly inspired. We usually get shattered if we fail in something but now, I have learnt that those who fail actually are the ones who go a long way. After all, those who do not make mistakes they hardly make or learn anything", said Paramjit Kaur, a housewife while another spectator Naresh Kumar, a teacher by profession, said, "The play has made it clear that it does not matter where you come from but what matters is your attitude towards life. I am inspired and I will never give up in achieving anything that I desire to".