Ke­jri­wal re­mem­bers his ‘nau­tanki’ days at Bhatt’s play

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It was an un­usual place to spot a gath­er­ing of politi­cians. Delhi chief min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal, along with deputy chief min­is­ter of Delhi, Man­ish Siso­dia, MLA Alka Lamba and AAP leader and poet Ku­mar Vish­was at­tended the stag­ing of the­atri­cal adap­ta­tion of Ma­hesh Bhatt’s film Hamari Ad­huri Ka­hani in town on Satur­day.

When Ke­jri­wal, who came to the event with his wife and daugh­ter, was in­vited on stage by Bhatt to share a few words, he hit a nos­tal­gic note. “Main ya­han aake bahut khush hoon. Act­ing, di­rec­tion, script sab bo­hut bad­hiya tha. Aur play dekh kar mu­jhe apne col­lege ke dino ki yaad agaye, main bhi col­lege mein theatre kiya karta tha,” he said. The CM even con­fessed that he was happy to have met Bhatt in per­son. “Main Ma­hesh Bhatt saab ka fan hoon, main bo­hut khush hoon ki mu­jhe unn se milne ka mauka mila,” Ke­jri­wal said.

The film­maker had some equally ad­mir­ing words for Ke­jri­wal. “Never in the past 40 years have I ever seen a leader of any state sit through an en­tire play like a com­mon man. It is a lot of en­cour­age­ment for am­a­teur artists. This only says so many things about the kind of leader he is. As Nel­son Man­dela once said, ‘A small per­son will make you feel small but a great per­son will make you feel great,” said Bhatt.


Delhi CM Arvind Ke­jri­wal (above) watched Ma­hesh Bhatt’s (R) play in town on Satur­day

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