Little do people know that it was the theatre that Vicky Kaushal started his steps into acting. Soon after assisting Anurag Kashyap he was the leading man in the much acclaimed ‘Masaan’ and since then there’s been no looking back for this young lad. This year perhaps has been the most rewarding as Kaushal has already shot for three major films which will, in fact, be releasing back to back in the first half of 2018. He will be seen opposite Alia Bhatt in ‘Raazi’, will be seen in a pivotal role in the much awaited Dutt biopic and be essaying his romantic hero side in ‘Love Per Square Foot’.
Soon Kaushal will commence the shoot of his lead role in the film based on the real-life story of Indian army’s surgical strike in Uri and just before that now the actor is taking to stage, for one special occasion. An upcoming play titled ’36 Ghante’ has 10 writers write a play which will then be picked at random by 10 directors, each getting 12 hours to make and put together a play. The special show has Kaushal in it and being the actor in the show, he will only know who his director and which play he would be a part of 12 hours prior to the final performance which is going to take place in Mumbai end of this month.
When asked Kaushal about the play he said, “So this play is called Chattis Ghante which I felt conceptually this play is extremely exciting because this play will happen only this one time only this one night and it is not going to be repeated ever. The concept is that before the show the actors are going to come to know of the co-actors, script, the director only 12 hours before the show. So whatever they have to do is in those 12 hours that they have to prepare the play so that for me was very exciting to take part In the play and also it’s a great initiative by Rage Productions because it’s also fundraiser for theatre where all the collections received from the tickets will be given to the people working backstage who have been working for years in theatre but only backstage so we don’t know who they are but they are also pillars in theatre apart from the actors, directors and play writers. The people who get the set ready, make up artist, costume people, dress dada and everyone the collection is going to be collected and distributed to these people which I thought was a great great great initiative by Rage Productions. Because it had no commitment issues, it’s just one-day commitment and also with such noble and great initiative and also very exciting process for a creative person involved, so that’s why I am very excited to be a part of this.”
Now that truly is an actor’s ultimate challenge to take to the stage and be performance ready within half a day.