House EntertainmentAamir Raza Husain, Who Acted in Sonam Kapoor’s Rom-Com Khoobsurat, Dies at 66
Aamir Raza Husain gave us our earliest revel in of a mega theatrical manufacturing in ‘The Fifty Day Conflict’, which until the 12 months 2000 had now not been replicated on any degree in both scale or imaginative and prescient.
Revealed: June 4, 2023 9:25 AM IST
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Aamir Raza Husain, Who Acted in Sonam Kapoor’s Rom-Com Khoobsurat, Dies at 66
Aamir Raza Husain Dies at 66: A lot prior to India was once swept off its toes via big-screen spectacles comparable to ‘Baahubali’, ‘RRR’ and now the impending ‘Adipurush’, Aamir Raza Husain was once the inventive powerhouse who gave us our earliest revel in of a mega theatrical manufacturing in ‘The Fifty Day Conflict’, which until the 12 months 2000 had now not been replicated on any degree in both scale or imaginative and prescient. On Saturday, June 3, Husain, 66, handed on, leaving in the back of a legacy of memorable degree productions. He’s survived via his spouse and artistic spouse, Viraat Talwar, whom he met when she was once a scholar of Woman Shri Ram Faculty and had come to audition for a play (‘Unhealthy Liaison’), and their two sons.
If ‘The Fifty Day Conflict’ narrated the Kargil tale on a scale that had now not been tried via any person with an authentic Indian script on an Indian degree (Alyque Padamsee did one thing an identical with Andrew Lloyd Weber’s ‘Jesus Christ Celebrity’, however then, it was once now not an authentic manufacturing), ‘The Legend of Ram’, which was once staged on a smaller scale in 1994, changed into the gold usual for theatrical spectacles when it was once relaunched in 2004. The manufacturing of ‘The Legend of Ram’ concerned 19 out of doors units unfold over 3 acres and a forged of 35 actors taking part in other characters drawn from the epic, and a 100-member technical staff. The ultimate display was once staged in entrance of the then President, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, on Might 1, 2004.
Husain was once born into an aristocratic Awadhi circle of relatives on January 6, 1957. His folks had been divorced — his father, whom be slightly noticed was once an engineer with Bechtel and arrange the water works of Mecca-Medina — so he was once introduced up via his mom and her circle of relatives — within the days of the British Raj they presided over slightly principality named Pirpur. He went to Mayo Faculty, Ajmer, and after he finished his education, he learn Historical past at St Stephen’s Faculty, the place he acted in different faculty performs underneath the route of such legends as Pleasure Michael, Barry John and Marcus Murch. It was once an early begin to a profession dedicated to English theatre and his corporate, Stagedoor Productions, which changed into recognized to boost bizarre theatre to the area of the impressive since 1974.
Husain did seem in two motion pictures — in ‘Kim’ (1984), according to Rudyard Kipling’s novel, with Peter O’Toole taking part in the lead, and Shashanka Ghosh’s romantic comedy drama, ‘Khubsoorat’ (2014), starring Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan — however he was once wedded to theatre. Through the years he produced a number of performs staged at out of doors places — ‘Sare Jahan Se Achcha’, ‘1947 Reside’ and ‘Satyamev Jayate’, which was once staged alongside the backdrop of the 14th-century Hauz Khas monument, in Delhi in 1999.
In the past in 1998, Husain and his troupe, in collaboration with Delhi Tourism, organised the Chaudvin ka Chand competition on a 2-km stretch between the Crimson Castle and Fatehpuri Mosque in Chandni Chowk within the neighbourhood now celebrated as Dilli-6. With 91 productions and greater than 1,100 performances in the back of him, and a Padma Shri awarded to him in 2001, Hussain spent his ultimate years creating the Qila subsequent to the Make a choice CityWalk mall in South Delhi’s historical Saket neighbourhood.
Like every issues bearing the Husain stamp, the Qila has emerged as a co-working house the place corporates and artistic souls paintings underneath one roof to incubate industry concepts or the following large theatre manufacturing.
Sadly for Husain, as he lamented in a contemporary interview, theatre stays a interest, or at best possible a 2d occupation in India, however thankfully, due to the efforts of pioneers like him, it’s in no way wallowing in poverty. A long way from that being the case, it has develop into the nursery of the most productive and brightest in cinema.
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