Macbeth - What is Done is Done
Nehru Memorial Hall: Pune
- Rajat Kapoor
A noted thespian, writer, director, and producer, Rajat Kapoor is known for his work in both parallel and commercial cinema. Alumni of the prestigious Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Rajat started his career as a theater artist and when he found it difficult to find work in the cinema industry, he started writing and directing short films. After making his debut in the satirical comedy on prostitution and politics Mandi (1983), he rose to fame with his role in the experimental film Khayal Gattha (1989), which was written and directed by Kumar Shahani. The three-time National Award winner got his major break in the mainstream Bollywood cinema withDil Chahta Hai (2001). A few of his other popular films include Monsoon Wedding (2001), Mixed Doubles (2006), Corporate (2006), Bheja Fry (2007), That Girl in Yellow Boots (2010), Agent Vinod (2012), Ankhon Dekhi (2014) and Kapoor & Sons (2016). Apart from films, the actor has also work in the TV industry and a few of his popular TV appearances include the chat show Lounge and Rishtey.
Born in a Punjabi family, Rajat Kapoor grew up watching films with his family and by the age of 14, he had already decided to become a filmmaker. In 1983, Rajat Kapoor joined the theater group Chingari in Delhi to learn the nuances of acting before moving to Pune to study acting at the Film and Television Institute of India.
Rajat Kapoor tied the knot with Meena Agarwal, photographer and production designer in 1996. The two had met at a promotional event of an elite brand and Rajat fell in love with her. The couple has two children, a son named Vivan Kapoor and a daughter named Rabia Kapoor.
As an Actor
Rajat Kapoor started his career in the film industry with experimental films. In his debut film Mandi (1983), he played a small role as the son of a politician. The satirical comedy on prostitution and politics was written and directed by the stalwart director Shyam Benegal. The film featuring noted actors like Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, and Smita Patil was showcased at the Hong Kong International Film Festival in 1984. Failing to make any mark with his debut film, the actor next starred in the experimental film Khayal Gatha (1989) directed by Kumar Shahani. The film, which traces the relationship of Khayal genre with Indian classical dance received international acclaim and received special appreciation at the Rotterdam Int’l Film Festival where it was screened in the main competition section.
Post-1989, the actor struggled to find work in the cine industry and so he started writing and directing short films. He got his break in a Bollywood film with Dil Chahta Hai (2001) where he played a small role as Mahesh, the uncle of one of the lead character played by Preity Zinta. The film also featuring Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Sonali Kulkarni and Dimple Kapadia won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. After his debut, the actor collaborated with the internationally acclaimed director Mira Nair for Monsoon Wedding featuring Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shah, Vasundhara Das and Vijay Raaz in pivotal roles. The film won wide international appreciation and won the Golden Lion award and received a nomination for Golden Globe Award.
After the success of Monsoon Wedding, the actor over the next few years did mostly supporting roles in films like Kisna: The Warrior Poet (2005), Corporate (2006) before doing a lead in Bheja Fry (2007). The film, co-starring Vinay Pathak, Sarika and Ranvir Shorey received positive critical reviews and performed well at the box office. His next big release in a lead role was the Bollywood satire Phas Gaye Re Obama (2010), which was directed bySubhash Kapoor. The film co-starring Neha Dhupia, Manu Rishi, Sanjay Mishra and Amol Gupte receive wide positive critical reviews and it performed well at the box office.
In 2012, the actor once again collaborated with director Deepa Mehta for the Canadian-British film, Midnight’s Children, which was based on a novel of the same name by Salman Rushdie. The film featuring an ensemble cast including Shriya Saran, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Shahana Goswami, Rahul Bose and Soha Ali Khan. Two years later, the actor starred alongside Seema Pahwa and Sanjay Mishra his own directorial venture Ankhon Dekhi (2014), which opened to immense critical appreciation and several laurels including three Filmfare Awards for Best Film (critics), and Best Story.
The actor next played a small role in the critically hit Drishyam (2015) starring Ajay Devgn, and Shriya Saran. The following year, he appeared in a supporting yet important role in the comedy-drama Kapoor & Sons where he played the father’s role of Fawad Khan and Siddharth Malhotra. For his brilliant performance, he won a nomination for Best Supporting Actor at the Filmfare Awards. His 2017 release includes Mantra, a family drama directed by Nicholas Kharkongor.
As a Director
Rajat Kapoor who aspired to be a filmmaker since his teenage years, he made his directorial debut with the Short-film Tarana (1994), which won the National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film. He won his second National Film Award for Best Short Fiction film with his next short film Hypnothesis (1996). After the huge success of his short films, the actor-turned-director made his first Bollywood film, Raghu Romeo (2003), which won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. His other popular directorial ventures include Mixed Doubles (2006), Mithya (2008) and Ankhon Dekhi (2014).
As a Producer
The actor-director made his production debut with Raat Gayi, Baat Gayi? (2009), a film that he also starred in alongside Neha Dhupia and Vinay Pathak. His other production ventures include Fatso! (2012) and The Owner (2012), a multi-director, international feature film.
- Ranvir Shorey
One of the most talented and multi-faceted actors in Bollywood, Ranvir Shorey is best known for playing strong supporting roles in Hindi films. Ranvir who started his career in the entertainment industry as a VJ and TV host made his debut in the film industry with Ek Chhotisi Love Story (2002). The actor who is known to share a close friendship with noted theater actors and director in Bollywood Vinay Pathak and Rajat Kapoor has been part of several commercially successful and critically hit films like Lakshya (2004), Mixed Doubles (2006), Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006), Bheja Fry (2007), and Mithya (2008).
Born in Jalandhar, Punjab, Ranvir Shorey is the eldest son of K.D. Shorey, a former Bollywood producer; he has a younger brother named Lokesh Shorey. The actor completed his schooling from Dayanand Sr. Secondary School. Before foraying in the film industry, Ranvir worked as a VJ on Channel V. His maiden appearance on the screen was with the TV show House Arrest where he was the presenter. His claim to fame, however, was his association with the popular comedy show titled The Great Indian Comedy Show (2004-2007), which was broadcast on Star One.
Ranvir Shorey married his longtime girlfriend, the Bollywood actress Konkona Sen Sharma in September 2010 and together the couple has a song named Haroon Shorey who was born in March 2011. The marriage, however, did not last long and after sharing a blissful marriage for five years, the duo separated in 2015.
Ranvir Shorey started his career in the entertainment business as the presenter of popular TV show House Arrest (1998), which was aired on Channel V. The VJ-turned-actor during his association with the channel also hosted TV series likes Saba (1999) and Chat Room (2000). Whilst his stint as a VJ did not earn him much recognition, he rose to fame with his association with The Great Indian Comedy Show (2004-07); his various comedic roles made him a household name. His other popular show was the Hindi talk show Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun? (2007) where he hosted the show along with his close friend and fellow Bollywood actor Vinay Pathak. In 2014, the actor participated in the fifth season of stunt reality show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi Darr Ka Blockbuster.
Ranvir Shorey had a rather subdued start to his career, he made his debut on the silver screen with a small role in the romantic film Ek Chotisi Love Story (2002) directed by Shashilal K. Nair. The film starring Manisha Koirala and Aditya Seal released amidst much controversy for its subject where a 15-years old teenager falls in love with an older woman and it generated a strong response at the box office. Following his debut film, the actor continued to play smaller supporting roles in various films like Jism (2003), Lakshya (2004), and Hum Dum (2005).
The year 2006 proved to be a fruitful year for Ranvir as he finally got noticed and recognition for his role in the Hindi comedy-drama Khosla Ka Ghosla, which was directed by the debutant director Dibakar Banerjee. The film, which featured an ensemble cast including Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Parvin Dabas, and Vinay Pathak won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi also performed well at the box office. Following its huge success in Hindi, the film was later remade in Tamil is Poi Solla Porom starring Karthik Kumar, Pia Bajpai, Nassar and Nedumudi Venu. His next major hit came in 2007 as he collaborated with his close friends Vinay Pathak and Rajat Kapoor in the comedy Hindi film Bheja Fry. The film, which is the first installment in the Bheja Fry trilogy received mostly favorable critical reviews and performed well at the box office.
Ranvir followed his success with Bheja Fry with yet another critically acclaimed film Mithya (2008), which was written and directed by Rajat Kapoor. The film co-starring Neha Dhupia, Naseeruddin Shah, and Vinay Pathak was screened at the 9th Osian’s Cinefan Festival of Asian and Arab Cinema and was also screened at the Cannes Film Festival. The same year, he appeared mostly in supporting roles in Singh is Kinng, Ugly Aur Pagli and Fashion.
By 2009, Ranvir came to be noticed for his brilliant comic acts and he continued to portray comic roles in Chandni Chowk to China (2009), an Indian martial arts action comedy film directed by Nikhil Advani. The film, which was loosely based on the Hollywood film Kung Fu Hustle was panned by the critics and it failed miserably at the box office. Later in the year, the actor collaborated with the comedy kingpin David Dhawan for Do Knot Disturb, which was the remake of the French film The Valet. The film starring Govinda, Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta and Ritesh Deshmukh received mostly positive reviews but failed to make an impact at the box office.
In 2010, the actor deviated from comedy and starred in the Indian crime, black comedy film The Film Emotional Atyachar, which was directed by Akshay Shere. The film co-starring Vinay Pathak, Ravi Kishan, Kalki Koechlin and Mohit Ahlawat received mostly negative reviews and failed to rake in enough money at the box office. Over the next few years, the actor starred in films like Bajatey Raho (2013), Happy Ending (2014), Titli (2015), and Moh Maya Money (2016). His 2017 release includes the Blue Mountains directed by Suman Ganguli.
- Vinay Pathak
Vinay Pathak is an Indian actor who is best known for his work in Bollywood. In career spanning over two decades, he has appeared in over 50 Hindi films, mostly in comedic and character roles. Some of his best work has come in offbeat comedies like Khosla Ka Ghosla (2006), Bheja Fry (2007) and Dasvidaniya (2008), though Vinay has also appeared in mainstream Bollywood films like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008), My Name is Khan (2010) and Badlapur (2015). For his performance in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Vinay was nominated for a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2009.
Vinay was born in Bhojpur district, Bihar, and went to school at Vikas Vidyalaya, Ranchi. Subsequently, he graduated from Allahabad University.
Vinay met Sonika Sahay while filming for an ad, and after dating for five months, they got married. The couple filed for a divorce in 2008. They have two daughters together: Vasudha Pathak and Sharinee Pathak.
Vinay made his feature film debut in 1996, with a minor role in Deepa Mehta’s romantic drama film Fire. Following small supporting roles in the Salman Khan starrers Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) and Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega (2000), he appeared in a more prominent supporting role in the erotic thriller film Jism (2003), which went on to become a box office success. In 2006, Vinay appeared alongside Anupam Kher, Boman Irani and Ranvir Shorey in the cult classic comedy film Khosla Ka Ghosla, which reaffirmed his credentials as an actor who can do both serious character roles and comedic roles. The actor got his first big break when he essayed the role of Bharat Bhushan, a bumbling tax inspector, in the comedy film Bheja Fry (2007), which was an unofficial remake of the French film The Dinner Game (1998). Bheja Fry went on to become a critical and commercial success, and for his performance in the film, Vinay was nominated for an IIFA Award and won a Producers Guild Film Award for Best Actor in a Comic Role. In the same year, he appeared alongside Neil Nitin Mukesh and Dharmendra in the neo-noir thriller film Johnny Gaddaar, which was well-received by the critics and the audience alike.
The actor earned his first Filmfare Award nomination and his second IIFA Award nomination in 2008, when he took on the role of Balwinder "Bobby" Khosla in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. In the same year, he ventured into production with the critically acclaimed comedy-drama film Dasvidaniya, in which he also starred. Dasvidaniya had Vinay playing Amar Kaul, a 37-year old single man who is forced to reevaluate his life choices and priorities on receiving the news that he is terminally ill and has three months to live. The film was well received in all circles, and Vinay drew praise for capturing both the comic and dramatic nuances of the character in his portrayal. Besides these, he also appeared in a supporting role in the thriller film Manorama Six Feet Under in 2008. Though not a commercial success, the murder mystery received much appreciation from the critics for its compelling premise and sharp writing.
In 2009, Vinay appeared in three comedies - Straight, Quick Gun Murugan and Raat Gayi Baat Gayi - all of which opened to mixed reviews. This was followed by supporting roles in My Name is Khan (2010) and Antardwand (2010), the latter of which won the National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues that year. The actor had as many as 7 releases in 2011, 5 of which he had starring roles in. While Bheja Fry 2, the sequel to the 2007 comedy classic, failed to recreate the magic of its predecessor, the road movie Chalo Dilli and the romantic comedy Pappu Can’t Dance Saala opened to positive reviews and turned out to be box office hits. In 2012, Vinay appeared in a small supporting role in Deepa Mehta’s eponymous adaptation of the Salman Rushdie novel Midnight’s Children. The film also marked his second collaboration with the director after the 1996 romantic drama Fire.
Some of the most memorable performances in the actor’s career came in 2015, courtesy of films like Gour Hari Dastaan and Island City. The biographical drama Gour Hari Dastaan revolved around freedom fighter Gour Hari Das’s quest to salvage his integrity and prove his patriotism before a sceptical society and government. For his impeccable portrayal of the titular character, Vinay won a Best Actor award at the Extravagant India - International Indian Film Festival in Paris. In the same year, he appeared in a key supporting role in the revenge drama film Badlapur, which had Varun Dhawan and Nawazzudin Siddiqui in the lead roles. Vinay forayed into voice acting in the following year, with the computer-animated comedy-adventure film Motu Patlu: King of Kings (2016). Among the actor’s 2017 projects are the computer-animated adventure film Hanuman Da' Damdaar and Ketan Mehta’s Toba Tek Singh, where he will be essaying the role of Indo-Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto.
Vinay made his television debut in the 1997 Zee TV series Margarita, and rose to prominence when he was cast in the role of Vinnie sir in the popular teen comedy series Hip Hip Hurray. Since then, he has appeared in shows like Kyun Hota Hai Pyarrr, CID and Murder Unveiled. Between 2004 and 2007, Vinay was a part of the popular stand-up and sketch comedy show The Great Indian Comedy Show. He has also co-hosted the talk show Ranvir Vinay Aur Kaun?, with his friend and frequent collaborator Ranvir Shorey.
- Kalki Koechlin
Born on 10th January 1984 to French parents in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, Kalki Koechlin is an Indian actor, writer, and director. She has appeared majorly in Bollywood films and has also received a National Award for Margarita with a Straw (2014). Koechlin is famous for doing roles portraying strong women characters which resist the conventional Indian norms and practices. She debuted in Bollywood with Anurag Kashyap's critically acclaimed film Dev D (2009). For this film, Kalki won her first Filmfare Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress.
Kalki Koechlin is also actively involved with various humanitarian causes like women's rights and gender equality. She regularly participates in various social campaigns to promote education for children living in rural India.
Early LifeKalki Koechlin's father Joel Koechlin moved to India from France and married her mother Francoise Armandie who he met at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Auroville. Koechlin's ancestor Maurice Koechlin was the chief engineer in the construction of Eiffel Tower and Statue of Liberty. Her parents divorced when she was just 15. While she continued living with her mother, her father remarried and shifted to Bangalore. She has a paternal half-brother from her father's consequent marriage and a maternal half-brother from her mother's previous marriage.
Koechlin completed her schooling from Hebron School in Ooty and then studied drama and theater in Goldsmiths, University of London, where she also worked with a theater company called Theater of Relativity for two years. She later decided to move to Mumbai to try her luck in Bollywood.
Personal Life Koechlin married filmmaker Anurag Kashyap in a private ceremony on 30th April 2011 in Ooty. Both starting dating each other during the shoot of Dev.D. In 2013, the two of them issued a joint statement announcing their separation and in 2015 filed for a divorce by mutual consent. Since then Kalki Koechlin has been very low key about her personal life and just prefers to keep the focus on her work.
Movie CareerAfter coming back from London, Kalki Koechlin moved to Mumbai to pursue her dream of acting. She did several modeling assignments before being shortlisted for the role of Leni in Dev.D, a modern interpretation of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's 1917 Bengali novel Devdas. Her role was inspired by Chandramukhi, a prostitute who falls in love with the alcoholic, Dev, played by Abhay Deol. Directed by Anurag Kashyap, the movie opened to really positive reviews and Koechlin's performance received much appreciation and accolades. For this film, she went on to win her first Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress. In 2010, she starred alongside Ranvir Shorey, Mohit Ahlawat and Ravi Kishan in a black comedy The Film Emotional Atyachar. The movie failed at the box office and was critically proclaimed average.
In 2011, Kalki Koechlin had 4 releases and the year proved to be a very fruitful one for her. Her first release was a crime thriller Shaitan directed by Bejoy Nambiar. Although commercially unsuccessful, the film received positive reviews critically. Raja Sen of rediff.com called Koechlin's performance in the movie “an increasingly striking one”. She then did a supporting role in Zoya Akhtar's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara with an ensemble cast that also included Abhay Deol, Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar and Katrina Kaif in crucial roles. The film was a huge success and Kalki aced it as the insecure South Bombay girl. About her role in the movie, Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama said: “ Kalki infuses life into the character, fitting into the conceived character accurately.” Her next film was Anurag Kashyap's The Girl In Yellow Boots, which she also co-wrote. Shot in just 13 days, the film also starred Naseeruddin Shah. It opened to amazing reviews and was screened at Toronto International Film Festival. Koechlin's last released film in 2011 was My Friend Pinto, where she played the role of a young, aspiring dancer. The film bombed at the box office and received average reviews from the critics..
Kalki Koechlin's next film was Dibakar Banerjee's Shanghai in the year 2012. She played the role of a political activist who is out to avenge her professor's attack. The movie was a commercial flop but was critically well received. She then starred in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani with Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, and Aditya Roy Kapur. Koechlin played the role of Aditi, a fun, and quirky tomboy. This romantic-comedy established her versatility in the industry and her comic timing was lauded by critics and audiences alike.
In 2014, Koechlin did a cameo in Happy Ending, co-starring Saif Ali Khan and Ileana D'Cruz. The film received a lot of flak for its predictable storyline and failed to leave any impact. Kalki then appeared in Shonali Bose's movie, Margarita with a Straw in which she plays the role of a young woman with cerebral palsy. It's touted as her career best performance till date for which she won the Jury Award at the 63rd National Film Awards for this film. In 2016, Kalki starred along with the veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah in Waiting. Directed by Anu Menon, this drama film opened to highly positive reviews.
Apart from doing films, Koechlin also co-starred in Y-Film's mini web series Man's World with Parineeti Chopra, Richa Chadda, and Bhumi Pednekar.
Theater CareerKoechlin believes that there is nothing like performing for a live audience. She has done various plays like Trivial Disasters, The Real Inspector Hound, and Rajat Kapoor's Hamlet, The Clown Prince. She also has her own theater company called Little Productions and made her directorial debut on stage with Living Room.
- Jim Sarbh
A renowned theater actor and director, Jim Sarbh made his Bollywood debut with biographical drama Neerja in 2016, playing the role of the main antagonist Khalil opposite Sonam Kapoor.
Early LifeBorn in a Parsi family in Mumbai, Jim's mother was a physiotherapist and his father was a master miner, following which he became the Regional Director of P&O Ports South and Middle East Asia. At the age of three, his family and him moved to Australia to only return to Mumbai when he turned eight. Jim completed his schooling at the American School of Bombay following which he moved to Atlanta to pursue an undergraduate degree in psychology from the Emory University in Atlanta.
Personal LifeAs of 2016, Jim Sarbh is in an alleged relationship with theater and movie actor Kalki Koechlin, and the two have been living-in. However, the two have refuted these rumors and continue to perform in plays and star in movies together.
Theater CareerJim started his acting career when he started working as a literary intern at the Alliance Theater while studying in Atlanta. He appeared in a number of plays such as The Show! and The Breakup, Tennis in Nablus, but it was his performance in the 2009 play Ice Glen that won him the Major Supporting Role Metropolitan Atlanta Theatre Award. Upon returning to Mumbai, Jim became actively involved with theater and was seen in plays such as Ok Tata Bye Bye, Limbo, Death of a Salesman, Gates to India Song among many others. Apart from these, he also was a part of Vickram Kapadia's The Merchant of Venice, Kalki Koechlin's The Living Room, and Rajat Kapoor's What is Done, is Done.
Movie CareerAppearing in an eight-part anthology movie Shuruaat Ka Interval in 2014, Jim was seen making his feature film debut. Post his movie debut, he was seen in a number of short films such as Bubbles and Stars, Khauff, and Fear. However, it was his big Bollywood debut Neerja in 2016 that rose his to prominence in Bollywood. Playing the lead antagonist, Khalil, a hijacker, Jim received immense appreciation for his performance opposite Sonam Kapoor, and was also called the hottest villain of 2016 in Bollywood. Having received critical appreciation for his performance, Jim has a number of releases in 2017 including Konkona Sen Sharma's directorial debut A Death in the Gunj, which screened at various film festivals in 2016, the Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer romantic drama Raabta, a minor role in Kapil Sharma's Firangi and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's period drama Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, and Shahid Kapoor in lead roles.
- Mansi Multani
Mansi Multani is best known for featuring in AIB's sketch titled 'Honest Indian Flights' playing the role of an 'honest' air hostess. The theatre enthusiast, singer, and actor has been a part of a number of theatre productions, her biggest feat being in Atul Kumar's Piya Behrupiya, which opened at The Global Theatre in London and has since then had over 140 shows across the globe. Meanwhile, she has also been a part of other productions such as Sunil Shanbag's Stories in a Song, Gagan Riar's Ishq Aaha, and Rajat Kapoor's What is Done is Done.
Making her debut on the big screen, Mansi was seen playing a supporting role in the Sunny Gill and Simran Kaur Mundi-starrer romantic drama Jo Hum Chahein in 2011. Following her debut, she went on to appear in a handful of movies and short films up until 2018 where she was roped in to play the role of the scary Kalapori in the Anushka Sharma-starrer and produced horror-thriller Pari.
- Tillotama Shome
Tillotama Shome is an Indian actress who is best remembered for her portrayal of Alice in Mira Nair’s critically acclaimed feature film Monsoon Wedding in 2001, which received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.Early LifeBorn in Kolkata, India, Tillotama was born to an Air Force Officer and his wife because of which she lived and studied in most parts of the country. However, she graduated from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi where she became a part of Arvind Gaur's Asmita theater group. She moved to New York after completing her bachelor’s and master’s degree in English literature, where she pursued a master’s degree from NYU in Educational Theatre. While she was in the USA, she was an active part of theater and drama, and upon her return to India she has been involved in innovative pedagogy, which a form of teaching or learning that focuses on the development of innovation competencies.
Personal LifeTillotama met Kunal Ross, who runs an online portal that deals with selling of coffee beans across the country, and is yesteryear’s actress Jaya Bachchan’s sister’s son, in 2008 after she permanently moved in Mumbai. The two soon started dating and tied the knot in 2015.
Acting CareerThe theater artist was first seen in Mira Nair’s 2001 feature film Monsoon Wedding co-starring Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, and Vasundhara Das. She then appeared in Florian Gallenberger’s romantic movie Shadows of Time, which was dubbed as Schatten der Zeit, where she played the role of Deepa, and the movie went on to win the Best European Film at the Mons International Festival of Love Films. Meanwhile, she appeared in a number of short films such as Long After in 2006, Zamir and Preeti: A Love Story, Clap Clap, and Boond in 2009.
She was then seen in Italo Spinelli’s Gangor, which is based on Mahashweta Devi’s novel, in 2009. Tillotama played the role of a social worker in the movie adaptation. She then worked in Qaushiq Mukherjee’s Tasher Desh, which is loosely based on Rabindranath Tagore’s play, however, it is said to be a rather ‘trippy’ one. She garnered critical acclaim with her performance in Dibakar Banerjee’s political thriller Shanghai co-starring Emraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, and Kalki Koechlin in 2012, where she played the role of Mrs. Ahmadi.
She won the Best Actress Award in the New Horizons Competition at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2013 for her stellar performance in Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost. She was then cast in Children of War, which is based on the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. The 2014 drama depicts the struggles of the Bangladeshis during their freedom struggle, and co-stars Raima Sen, Indraneil Sengupta and Farooq Shaikh. In 2016, she was seen in debutant director Soumendra Padhi’s biopic Budhia Singh - Born To Run, which co-stars Manoj Bajpayee and Mayur Patole. Her other projects for 2016 is Konkona Sen Sharma’s directorial debut A Death in the Gunj. The ensemble cast of the movie includes Kalki Koechlin, Vikrant Massey, Om Puri, Tanuja, Gulshan Devaiah, and Ranvir Shorey.
- Sujay Saple
Sujay Saple is an independent theatre performer, director and designer, working actively in the field of theatre for over fourteen years. He is also the Artistic Director of ShapeShift an experimental performance company based in Mumbai. He has been involved in more than 30 theatre projects, collaborating with directors such as Atul Kumar, Rajat Kapoor, Rehaan Engineer, Jyoti Dogra, Benjamin Juhel(France), Teresa Prima(Portugal), among others. His acting work includes `Voices`, `The Con-Artist`, `Elsinore`, `Noises Off` (all directed by Atul Kumar); `Hair` (dir Ajay Krishnan); and the hugely successful `Hamlet - The Clown Prince` (dir Rajat Kapoor), besides several others. He has trained in physical theatre for a brief period with Adil Hussain, living and working under a rigorous training regime in his international society for artists and performers in Hampi, Karnataka. He has choreographed and directed two original works under his own banner Shapeshift `Unselfed` (2012) and `Moonfool` (2014) which have performed at various festivals around India and received rave reviews. He regularly conducts workshops in theatre and movement for children, young adults and professionals, both in India and abroad. In the past, he has also exercised his proficiency as an administrator and organizer for various theatre conferences, curation of workshops, theatre festivals, artistic exchanges and international collaborations. He is a recipient of the Ministry of Culture-Government of India fellowship for theatre research and practice. He teaches performance at the Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture. He lives in Mumbai.
- Waris Ahmed Zaidi
Waris Ahmed Zaidi is an actor based in Bombay. He completed Post Graduate Diploma In Acting from AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi while simultaneously performing in a variety of theatre productions such as Mahabhoj, Par Hume Khelna hai, Aadhi raat ke baad. He also worked with IPTA Delhi state for an year, and performed many awareness street plays and shows. He also performed Manto's Tetwal ka Kutta for All India radio. After moving to Bombay in Aug 2014, Waris has performed in various plays, including Shaadi Khaana Aabaadi, Kavitao ka Rangmanch, Naagar ki nagariya Lucknow ki Chadariya to name a few. He also directed a few short films. Currently he has a Theatre group in Mumbai called Comos theatre and is working under the direction of Mr. Rajat Kapoor as an actor in his Clown representation of Macbeth named What's Done Is Done.
- Chandrachoor Rai
Chandrachoor Rai is an actor who works in the theatre industry. He is best known for his performance in the play Macbeth.
- Sheena Khalid
Sheena Khalid is a director, writer and performer based in Mumbai. She has completed a two year full time course in theatre creation from the London International School of Performing Arts (LISPA). She is the co-founder of the theatre company known as The Patchworks Ensemble, whose first production Ila was named as one of the `top five productions of 2014` by the Indian Express. She has also been part of the acclaimed show Tape AKA the Gentlemen`s Club which has been touring since August of 2015. She has collaborated with The Welcome Trust UK and The Asia Society to create specific commissioned works of theatre. Sheena has been associated with Rajat Kapoor`s Cinematograph on two shows - Nothing like Lear (technical team) and Macbeth (performer). Sheena conducts drama training workshops for adults, children and corporate organisations.
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- Organizers reserve the right to Frisk / perform security checks on invitees/members of the audience at the entry point for security reasons and all patrons are requested to cooperate.
- Persons under the influence of alcohol or any illegal substances will not be allowed inside the venue. Any kind of disrespect or harm to Actors and crew will not be tolerated.
- Organizers or any of its agents, officers, employees shall not be responsible for any injury, damage, theft, losses or cost suffered at or as a result of the event or any part of it.
- Parking near or in the premises is at the risk of the vehicle owner. Organizer will not hold responsibility for any damage or theft of any vehicles.
- Professional cameras, any form of recording instruments, arms and ammunition, any illegal substances, eatables, bottled water, beverages, alcohol, other liquids, all beverages, pets and smoking is strictly prohibited inside the auditorium.
- Organizers reserve the Rights of admission, even to valid ticket holders.
- Persons suspected of carrying items that may be used in an offensive or dangerous manner, or carrying out illegal activities within the venue may be searched and asked to leave.
- The holder of this ticket hereby grants organizers the right to use, in perpetuity, all or any part of the recording of any tape made of holder`s appearance on any channel for broadcast in any and all media globally and for advertising, publicity and promotion relating hereto.
- The organizers reserve the right without refund or other recourse, to refuse admission to anyone who is found to be in breach of these terms and conditions including, if necessary, ejecting the holder/s of the ticket from the venue even after they have entered.
- Any disputes to be settled under Bangalore jurisdiction courts only.
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- Sun 02 Sep, 04:30 PM
- Sun 02 Sep, 07:30 PM
Rajat Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey, Vinay Pathak, Kalki Koechlin, Jim Sarbh, Mansi Multani, Tillotama Shome, Sujay Saple, Waris Ahmed Zaidi, Chandrachoor Rai, Sheena Khalid, Maya Sarao
Written & Directed by Rajat Kapoor
Once again the clowns draw us to the world of Macky B and his Lady. Macky B is a good man, brave soldier, loyal friend and he would have been the same perhaps, if he didn't meet those three weird sisters that night! Sometimes it is better to not know what is in store for us. Sometimes, all you need is a little push to go to the other side. Macky B fell!
Read our review of this play here.