Naseerud­din sir is my go-to per­son: Aa­hana Kumra

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Shreya Mukher­jee

Ac­tor Aa­hana Kumra con­sid­ers vet­eran ac­tor Naseerud­din Shah as her men­tor. The Lip­stick Un­der My Burkha ac­tor shares that Shah con­tin­ues to in­spire her, cre­atively. And their col­lab­o­ra­tion ev­ery time (on the stage) has al­ways turned out to be a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for the young ac­tor. “The most im­por­tant thing that I have learnt from sir (Naseerud­din Shah) is to work re­lent­lessly. Col­lab­o­rat­ing with some­one like him only helps peo­ple like us gain knowl­edge. Hav­ing started my pro­fes­sional ca­reer on stage with Mot­ley (The­atre Group; founded by Shah), I have grown and evolved as an artist. So, I al­ways look for­ward to work­ing with him,” she says. The four plays that Aa­hana did with Mot­ley The­atre Group in­cluded By Ge­orge!, Arms And The Man, Gad­dha Aur Gad­dha, and the latest The Father. “He (Shah) is very en­cour­ag­ing as a per­son. Af­ter he watched Lip­stick Un­der My Burkha, he ex­pressed that he was im­mensely proud of all four of us (Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Plabita Borthakur and me). When­ever I am stuck or have doubt, I usu­ally go to him,” she adds. Cur­rently, Aa­hana is in talks for new films, and an­other the­atre pro­duc­tion with Ra­jit Ka­pur and Sh­er­naz Pa­tel.

‘WHEN­EVER I AM STUCK OR HAVE DOUBT, I USU­ALLY GO TO HIM (NASEERUD­DIN SHAH),’ SAYS AA­HANA KUMRA

Naseerud­din Shah’s play The Father also stars Aa­hana Kumra Aa­hana Kumra started her pro­fes­sional ca­reer with Mot­ley, the­atre group founded by Naseerud­din Shah

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