Legendary director Orson Welles once famously said that, “In theatre, there are 1,500 cameras rolling at the same time — in cinema, only one.” Well, 300 in my case. The play played out quite well last weekend and among those 300 cameras were all my close friends.entertainment Updated: Aug 01, 2010 13:41 IST
Legendary director Orson Welles once famously said that, “In theatre, there are 1,500 cameras rolling at the same time — in cinema, only one.” Well, 300 in my case. The play played out quite well last weekend and among those 300 cameras were all my close friends.
Acting on stage was instrumental in fine-tuning my acting. Acting with senior theatre actors, who projected their voices brilliantly and oozed with confidence was inspiring. It’s amazing to be able to gauge the audience reaction in the silence and darkness of an auditorium.
My second performance showed marked improvement — being higher on energy, louder and less anxious — not path breaking but… toe-breaking!
Toe kya hua?
After a show’s over, the cast walks up on stage for what’s called a ‘curtain call’, where they gush, blush and bow to the audience. I tripped and pulled my foot out of my shoe to discover my toe bent in a 135-degree angle. It was dislocated! A co-actor, who knew what he was doing, snapped it back into place. Ouch! My post party was at the hospital with my co-actors and me waiting for my X-ray.
Luckily, it wasn’t a fracture and it didn’t happen during the show. I haven’t had the best luck with my feet in the recent past. A fractured foot a year ago, then having Stuart Little (a rat) feed on my toe, and now a toe dislocation. Toe-tal recall!
The highlight of my week was dubbing for my upcoming film! The experience was fun, especially dubbing the laughing, crying and panting bits. I had my director and crew in splits through the glass window while I jogged in place (despite the hurt toe) to dub for a running sequence. They wondered what I’d do if it were a love making sequence.
Also, I had the first look at the promo of my upcoming film. It was kick a**! It’s now slated for release at the end of the year. Even though I’ve completed a film, I’m not sure how to feel about it just yet. It’s definitely different from most Bollywood films and introduces a brand new format of filmmaking.
Let’s not give away too much. Let’s hope the finished product is good and manages to get commercially released in the first place … ‘nahi’ toe?
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First Published: Aug 01, 2010 13:24 IST