Photos: Mumbai’s Prithvi Theatre’s cultural legacy

Updated On Dec 12, 2017 05:19 PM IST

Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kapoor founded the iconic Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai in 1978 and the cultural legacy continues even today. Their children Sanjna and Kunal Kapoor have carried forward the tradition of open theatre, ideas and collaborations, making the place a landmark in Mumbai.

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Sanjna Kapoor with her father, the late Shashi Kapoor and brother Kunal Kapoor (right) at the Prithvi Cafe in Mumbai. Prithvi Theatre was founded by Shashi Kapoor and his wife Jennifer Kapoor in 1978. After their mother’s death, Sanjna and Kunal built on their parents’ work with performance calendars, associations and sponsorships. (Vijayanand Gupta / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 12, 2017 05:19 PM IST

Sanjna Kapoor with her father, the late Shashi Kapoor and brother Kunal Kapoor (right) at the Prithvi Cafe in Mumbai. Prithvi Theatre was founded by Shashi Kapoor and his wife Jennifer Kapoor in 1978. After their mother’s death, Sanjna and Kunal built on their parents’ work with performance calendars, associations and sponsorships. (Vijayanand Gupta / HT Photo)

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In 2015, it was announced that veteran actor Shashi Kapoor would receive the Dadasaheb Phalke award, the highest honour in Indian cinema. The Kapoor family, comprising Karisma Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Singh Kapoor and actress Rekha came together to take a selfie with him at the Prithvi Theatre. (Pramod Thakur / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 12, 2017 05:19 PM IST

In 2015, it was announced that veteran actor Shashi Kapoor would receive the Dadasaheb Phalke award, the highest honour in Indian cinema. The Kapoor family, comprising Karisma Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Singh Kapoor and actress Rekha came together to take a selfie with him at the Prithvi Theatre. (Pramod Thakur / HT Photo)

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Prithvi theatre got its name from ‘Prithvi Theatres,’ a travelling theatre troupe founded by Shashi Kapoor’s father Prithviraj Kapoor in 1944. It comprised 150 members at its peak. (Satish Bate / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Prithvi theatre got its name from ‘Prithvi Theatres,’ a travelling theatre troupe founded by Shashi Kapoor’s father Prithviraj Kapoor in 1944. It comprised 150 members at its peak. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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Home to the country’s finest theatre actors, Prithvi has hosted some of the most celebrated theatre acts in the country. Here seen in the green room are theatre actors Rajit Kapur, Shernaz Patel and Rahul da Cunha, also co-founders, Rage Productions at Prithvi Theatre. (Prabhat Shetty / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Home to the country’s finest theatre actors, Prithvi has hosted some of the most celebrated theatre acts in the country. Here seen in the green room are theatre actors Rajit Kapur, Shernaz Patel and Rahul da Cunha, also co-founders, Rage Productions at Prithvi Theatre. (Prabhat Shetty / HT Photo)

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A very intimate setting for a stage, Prithvi Theatre invites the audience into every play it hosts. Here, a dress rehearsal of the the play ‘Jaal’ in 2012. (Prasad Gori / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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A very intimate setting for a stage, Prithvi Theatre invites the audience into every play it hosts. Here, a dress rehearsal of the the play ‘Jaal’ in 2012. (Prasad Gori / HT Photo)

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Prithvi Theatre has also been a starting point for several protests. Actress Shabana Azmi famously led one against the Gujarat riots in 2002. (Girish Srivastava / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Prithvi Theatre has also been a starting point for several protests. Actress Shabana Azmi famously led one against the Gujarat riots in 2002. (Girish Srivastava / HT Photo)

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Actors Ratna Pathak Shah and Shernaz Patel on a rainy day at Prithvi Theatre. (Prasad Gori / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Actors Ratna Pathak Shah and Shernaz Patel on a rainy day at Prithvi Theatre. (Prasad Gori / HT Photo)

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Each year, to remember Jennifer Kapoor, a series of concerts are held at Prithvi Theatre, where prominent artist perform. Here is Rekha Bharadwaj during a rehearsal in 2011. (Puneet Chandhok / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Each year, to remember Jennifer Kapoor, a series of concerts are held at Prithvi Theatre, where prominent artist perform. Here is Rekha Bharadwaj during a rehearsal in 2011. (Puneet Chandhok / HT Photo)

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Ghazal singer Bhupinder Singh performs during a tribute concert to remember Jagjit Singh in 2012. (Amlan Dutta / HT Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Ghazal singer Bhupinder Singh performs during a tribute concert to remember Jagjit Singh in 2012. (Amlan Dutta / HT Photo)

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