The show goes on
This diarist happened to attend a show of 07/07/07, based on the prison accounts of a young Irani girl, Reyhaneh Jabbari. Directed by Faezeh Jalali, the play was the winner of the Best Ensemble Cast at the META awards in 2016, and a small hiccup during the performance — which this diarist learnt of only when a fellow audience member told her about a post-show chat he had with one of the actors — proved why it deserved the award. Actor Suruchi Aulakh, while waiting backstage, suffered a minor injury and couldn’t make her entry as planned. The play went on uninterrupted, while she took some time to gather herself before making her way back into the play again, seamlessly. The show, as they say, must go on. And it did.
Actor Malaika Arora opts for a bicycle as her mode of transport, in Bandra yesterday.
The cast of the play with Suruchi Aulakh on the left