‘Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical’ has been enthralling the audiences by its world class theatrical production season after season with its live singing, striking performances, the lavish sets, top-notch production design and gorgeously elegant Manish Malhotra costumes. The Broadway-styled musical which is currently being staged at the NCPA in Mumbai witnessed the presence of actor Farhan Akhtar who was present at the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre to watch the play.
Farhan Akhtar was naturally stunned on watching and witnessing the aura of the magical play. Right after he watched the play, he took to Twitter to express his love for the musical. He tweeted saying that he watched the stage production of ‘Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical’ and said it was a treat with the set, the singing and the performances. He also posted a picture of his on Instagram with the group of Kathak dancers and thanked director Feroz Abbas Khan.
Director Feroz Abbas Khan says that after the completion of season one in Mumbai, the team started receiving calls from across the world to stage the show in other cities. After the continued success season after season in Mumbai, the team is now working on their international plan. “We are looking to go next year, though the exact dates will be decided soon. It will be staged in Durban, Johannesburg & Cape Town”.
On asking if there would be any changes to the play for the international audience, he says, “It speaks the language of love, and like all immortal love stories, it will be understandable to a global audience. Additionally, a lot has been said and written about the Mughals & their reign. I think that creates curiosity too. The play is a Broadway adaptation, so it’s better not to make any changes, but yes, we will include local talents.”
Presented by Shapoorji Pallonji and NCPA and directed by Feroz Abbas Khan, ‘Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical’ is being staged at the NCPA, Mumbai from 24th June – 2nd July 2017 with one show on weekdays and an additional show on weekends.