Arya plays with Farah’s twins
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Arya plays with Farah’s twins

The siamese twins in Babbar’s stage caper have come from his forthcoming movie, Tees Maar Khan.

bollywood Updated: Oct 25, 2010 17:18 IST
Hiren Kotwani
Hiren Kotwani
Hindustan Times

When actor Arya Babbar started scripting his new play Gorky+Tinku Ke Karname – Crazypanti Ka Thriller, little did he expect the protagonists to be inspired by the siamese twins in his forthcoming film, Farah Khan’s Tees Maar Khan. And since he wanted to work with his best friend and fellow theatre actor, Divesh Wankhede, Babbar decided to play safe. He confided in producer Shirish Kunder that he had siamese twins in mind as the lead characters of his play.

“Shirish loved the storyline and allowed me to keep my twins,” says the actor. “It is a madcap masala about these twins who are wannabe detectives and are out to save a girl from a witch.”

Role play
Babbar who plays a village cop, inspector Dhurinder, in the Akshay Kumar-Katrina Kaif movie, has even chalked out plans for the opening of the play. Of course, Farah Khan and Shirish Kunder have been invited for the premiere at Prithvi scheduled for November 10. “I’m planning to have a star-studded show,” says Babbar who has dabbled in theatre previously thanks to his mother, Nadira Babbar.

Comic timing

The difference is that this time he’s gone completely commercial. “We’ve seen rom-coms and intense issue-based subjects on the stage. I’ve ventured into the crazy comedy genre, a la

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,” he points out. “I’ve never acted with Divesh before and felt that this was the best way for us to go out there and entertain the audience.”

First Published: Oct 23, 2010 13:39 IST