Nadira Babbar recreates 1857 Mutiny at Old FortApril 19th, 2008 - 3:23 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The historical characters of Tantiya Tope, Nana Saheb and Nawab Wajid Ali Shah were brought to life at the 16th century Purana Qila here as theatre personality Nadira Zaheer Babbar recreated the Sepoy Mutiny through a play. “1857: Ek Safarnama” by Nadira, the wife of Bollywood actor and MP Raj Babbar, was part of the yearlong events lined up to celebrate 50 years of the National School of Drama (NSD), the capital’s premier theatre school.
Raj, daughter Juhi, who is an actress and filmmaker, and son Arya, also an actor, were busy lending emotional and logistic support to mother Nadira on the sprawling green lawns of Purana Quila Friday evening.
Incidentally, the fort is a venue where Nadira and Babbar appeared on stage for some of their early plays like “Tughlaq” in 1974 as NSD students under their tutor, the legendary Ebrahim Alkazi.
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