By Hindustan Times
Says writer-director Gulzar, who has dramatised a play based on an unnoticed episode from the Mahabharata. Gulzar is known for his poetic lyrics, scripts and films. The latest example of this octogenarian stalwart of Indian culture’s talent is his Hindi play, Yudhishtar Aur Draupadi, which is
directed by Salim Arif, and will premiere today as part of the ongoing Centrestage Theatre Festival at the NCPA.
The play is based on an episode from the Mahabharata, which gives audiences a new perspective to the uneasy relationship between Yudhishtar and Draupadi. In a chat, Gulzar speaks about the piece, his current projects and more.
What made you switch from films and focus entirely on theatre?
Theatre is a recent passion. It allows direct contact with the audience. It’