Part 1 | Theatre gave us an identity and confidence 

On the occasion of Women’s Day, Sugata Srinivasaraju is in conversation with the incredibly talented actors Arundhati Nag and Padmavati Rao, who are not just sisters but also soulmates. Part One

Highlights of the interview:

  • Arundhati Nag and Padmavati Rao on growing up in Mumbai
  • On being well-versed in about 10 languages between the two of them
  • On how theatre helped them escape the dullness of formal education and the expectations of academic excellence
  • Arundhati on being the classmate of Paresh Rawal in college
  • Arundhati & Padmavati on working with Indian People Theatre’s Association or IPTA
  • Arundhati on Naseeruddin and Ratna Pathak Shah’s commitment to theatre
  • Arundhathi on the generosity of MS Sathyu
  • Arundhati on building and administering Ranga Shankara
  • Padmavati on how her first Marathi play also happened to be Shankar Nag’s directorial debut in the language
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