Drama based on Gudiya
Mumbai-based Indian Drama & Entertainment Academy staged its new play 'Gudiya kis ki? (based on Gudiya incident which
happened in Meerut, U.P.). It is written and directed by Mujeeb Khan. The cast includes Rohit Pathak (as Arif), Kishor Shrivastav (as Taufeeq) and Amrita Pradeshi (as Gudiya) along with Sanjay Kanojiya, Pritesh Tirevedi, Roopa Singh, Tushar Pandiya, Ramedra Shukla and Ashok Anand on 6 November at Hall of Quest,Nehru Planetarium Building, Worli. For more details call Pritesh Trivedi on 9821044429 or email him at
Meanwhile, Bollywood too has decided to play with Gudiya. The dramatic story of an armyman's 'widow' being re-married and pregnant with her second husband's child when the first husband returns from a Pakistan jail is ready to be filmed by ad-maker Prabhakar Shukla. And Divya Dutta is all set to play the role of the young woman in Shukla's film. "To me, there can be no cinema without an entertainment, social or educational value. Without one or the other of these values you cannot hope to get an audience for your film," Shukla said adding that "As for real-life characters getting a raw deal in our films, you've the example of Shekhar Kapur's Bandit Queen which portrayed a real-life character so sensitively that the audiences accepted the truth as cinematic truth."
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