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Mississauga: Hindi play “Gardish Mein Taare” presented at the Living Arts Centre on April 26

Friday, March 29, 2019

On April 26, 2019, The Living Arts Centre in partnership with ARRA Arts presents GARDISH MEIN TAARE in Hammerson Hall. Tickets start at $30. Group discounts for 10 or more are available by calling the Box Office.

GARDISH MEIN TAARE (English Translation: ‘Stars in the Sky’) is directed by Saif Hyder Hassan and performed in Hindi with English subtitles. This somewhat musical play explores the pain, pathos, magic and music inspired by the turbulent times and relationship shared by two mavericks - Guru Dutt and his wife Geeta Dutt - portrayed by renowned actors, Arif Zakaria and Sonali Kulkarni.

The era of the 50s and 60s is brought to life with beautiful lyrics, hit music and stunning sets to help audiences reminisce about this poignant age of Hindi film. Director Saif Hyder Hasan subtly shines light on the turmoil and inner conflicts that a husband and wife go through in a marriage when careers and ambitions intrude on a relationship, incorporating fictional elements and real-life incidents in Guru Dutt’s life that make for a thoroughly entertaining watch!

“visually striking sets, rich music and poetic narration... Gardish Mein Taare gains from mature performances by Arif Zakaria and Sonali Kulkarni” – Mumbai Theatre Guide

Saif Hyder Hasan (Director) started his career as a trainee copywriter. He has worked as a journalist and is currently Director of Communications at Hasan is the Producer/Director of nine acclaimed plays including Ek Mulaqaat, Gardish Mein Taare and Mr. and Mrs. Murarilal, which have been staged to public and critical acclaim. He has worked with top-class actors like Deepti Naval, Shekhar Suman, Sonali Kulkarni, Satish Kaushik and Arif Zakaria.

Sonali Kulkarni is an Indian actress, largely known for her roles in Doghi, Deool, Dil Chahta Hai, Singham, and Taxi No 9211. The Filmfare Awards in Marathi dubbed her “Best Actress” in 1996, 2015 and 2018, and she won “Best TV Performance of the Year” in the 1996 RAPA Awards. In 2002, Sonali Kulkarni won the National Film Award for her role in Chaitra.

Arif Zakaria is an Indian actor, best known for his roles/involvement in Krrish 3, My Name is Khan and Raazi. He received a National Film Award nomination for his role in Darmiyan, and has also travelled across Europe and Asia since 2005 with the Australian musical show Merchants of Bollywood.

ARRA Arts is a platform for hosting arts, music and cultural performances, fostering local arts talent, bridging the links to promote educational cultural exchange programs and celebrating the rich cultural diversity of Canadians. Anu Srivastava, CEO of ARRA Arts Inc., continues to bring high calibre international theatrical productions to Mississauga, Ontario.

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Photo: Arif Zakaria and Sonali Kulkarni.