Zee Theatre is a special offering from the stable of the leading global content company ZEE Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. After a successful inaugural show in March, Zee Theatre has announced two additional shows of its latest production 'Agnipankh', in Mumbai.
Directed by acclaimed actor Ganesh Yadav, the play features Mita Vasisht playing the lead role of 'Durgeshwari' along with Satyajit Sharma as 'Raosaheb', supported by Gulki Joshi and Prassad Jawade among others. The play will be staged in Mumbai at the TATA Theatre, NCPA, Nariman Point on Friday, April 14th at 7:30 PM and Sunday, May 7th 2017 at 7:30 PM.
Agnipankh is a historical drama set at the time of Independence with the winds of change sweeping across the country. The protagonist, Durgeshwari or 'Baisaab' as she is reverently called is a wealthy Brahmin. She runs her zamindari household with an iron fist, making up for her husband's refusal to run the family's affairs. Her need to preserve the stature of her family results in her losing touch with her responsibilities as a mother, wife and more importantly changing times.
Talking about the play, Mita Vasisht comments, "We were overwhelmed with the response of the first show that ZEE Theatre organized and we're ecstatic to know that the second show is happening in April at NCPA. The show portrays the strength of a woman and how she can withstand any hurdle that comes her way. It's an honour to be playing the role of 'Baisaheb'. I absolutely look forward to the next show."
Satyajit Sharma further comments, "Agnipankh is a play that portrays strength, confidence and honour while giving an insight into a defining phase of our history. The premier show of the play was very well received thanks to the hard work put in by the entire team. Playing the role of 'Raosaheb' is an absolute privilege and I look forward to our next show at NCPA."
Adding to this Mr. Sunil Buch, CEO, ZEE LIVE & ZEE Talent said, "Audience appreciation is the most precious & highest gratification in Theatre, and we are extremely glad to note the positive response received by 'Agnipankh'. We're excited to offer this masterpiece again to the audiences of Mumbai. With eminent theatre personalities like Mita, Satyajit and others showcasing their best theatrical performances in Agnipankh, we continue ZEE Theatre's journey of reviving the purest form of entertainment for audiences across the world."
ZEE Theatre has successfully showcased leading plays like 'Sir Sir Sarla', 'Internal Affairs', 'Chakravyuh', 'Chuhal', 'Jana Tha Roshanpura', 'Bade Miyan Deewane', 'Maa in Transit', 'Agnipankh', 'Dhumrapaan' and White Lily & Night Rider since January 2017. Zee Theatre will showcase - 'Agnipankh' in the month of April for a second performance.
Report By: Jai Dev Gupta
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