Mahesh Bhatt to present Shakespeare’s ‘Two Gentlemen of Verona’

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Commemorating the 400th death anniversary of the literary legend William Shakespeare, Indian film director Mahesh Bhatt is coming up with a theatrical adaptation in Hindi of his magnum opus “Two Gentlemen of Verona”.

Written by Danish Iqbal and directed by Kalyani Hilwale, the Delhi premiere of the play “Do Deewane Sheher Mein” is going to be presented on April 23 at India Habitat Centre.

“Shakespeare has withstood the passage of time. He stood out owing to his relevance through the generations,” said Mahesh Bhatt.

“Not only do his plays of political conspiracy deliver foresight in terms of modern day ambition and lust for power, even his social comedies are of significance as in its core is stated the truth about propriety and its rootedness,” he said.

Bhatt said he wants it to be a part of the ongoing celebration of 400th death anniversary of Shakespeare adding, “I want this play to be big”.


Language/Duration -(Hindi/75 minutes)

Date – April 23

Time – 5 pm and 7:30 pm

Venue – The Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road



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