Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, has been named global brand ambassador of Kingdom of Dreams, an entertainment arena in Gurgaon, which will showcase Bollywood Musicals and boasts of an elaborate arts and food boulevard. Playing now at the theater is Zangoora-The Gypsy Prince, a lavish musical set to the music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy and with a story by Javed Akhtar. The actor was at the launch of this Nautanki Mahal and reminisces about the days he acted in plays in Delhi. He says he would love to go back on stage to perform in front of a live audience.
“I started my career from theatre and later went on to acting in television and then films. We used to perform plays at Kamani Auditorium, which was at that time considered to be one of the biggest theatres. If given a chance I would love to go back to the stage and perform in front of a live audience. I love to interact with people.”
He added: “I would just like to say that whatever we do in theatre, it should not be considered secondary or taken lightly. We need to give at least six to seven months and produce a quality product. In the West, films actors completely dedicate themselves to theatre whenever they get a chance to perform. We need to have the same dedication here also.”
Who knows, we might see King Khan back in his theatre avatar one day.