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PRIME TIME THEATRE tours the country with Devika Rani: The First Lady of Indian Cinema! [India ]

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Lilette Dubey pays tribute to The First Lady of Indian Cinema –

Devika Rani, through a play. Personifying women empowerment in a patriarchal society in the 1930s, the First Lady of Indian Cinema – Devika Rani was an embodiment of strength, courage and valour. Directing a tribute to her through a play, Lilette Dubey brings alive her story through theatre. With daughter Ira Dubey playing the titular role, the cast includes Joy Sengupta, Rishi Khurana, Nandita Dubey, Pranav Sachdeva, Aakansha Kadre and Kashyap Shangari and the play will be executed by Showhouse Events.

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The play Devika Rani focuses on the life and struggles of an independent, ambitious woman who was determined to make it big in the acting profession. Having studied acting from London and with an inborn passion for it, Devika lit up the silver screen every time she was on it. Although a star performer, she had to face a multitude of problems in her personal and professional life owing to the patriarchy, male egos and societal pressures. The play navigates between these ups and downs making for an interesting and engaging watch. Lilette Dubey has many successful plays to her credit including Salaam Noni Appa, Gauhar and Kanyadaan.

Director Lilette Dubey says,

“Devika Rani is an inspiration to all of us, men and women. She thought ahead of her time and stood her ground in a society that stepped on women’s ambitions. To be able to pay a small tribute to her courage through this play is an honour and a pleasure for me. Showhouse Events has always encouraged good stories and this is proof of it.”


Omer Haidar, MD, Showhouse Events added,

“Lilette Dubey’s vision as a director stems from her innate

knowledge of content and acting. She understands the

industry and we are happy to catalyse her imagination to

create a story as powerful and stimulating as Devika Rani.”

Organized by Showhouse Events, the play Devika Rani will be performed across Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Delhi and Gurugram. Starting end of August, the cast and crew will travel the country throughout September2019. For the schedule, you can log on to their website and catch the play in your city.

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Director: Lillette Dubey

Writer: Kishwar Desai

Actors: Ira Dubey, Joy Sengupta,Rishi Khurana, Kashyap Shangari, Pranav Sachdeva, Nandita Dubey, Aakanksha Kadre


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