Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Birth Anniversary of K L Saigal

The Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (AACL) is celebrating the birth anniversary of superstar and singer of Hindustani film, Kundan Lal Saigal, in a big way by presenting a full length play depicting the life and works of KL Saigal starting from his early life by the Piarrot’s Group from Mumbai at General Zorawar Auditorium, University of Jammu, on April 11. Noted film actor, Tom Alter will play major role in the play.

This was stated here today by Commissioner/ Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Atal Dulloo.

Giving details of the play, Dulloo said the play does not only portray Saigal, the immoral, but the mortal also – Sita ji in Jammu, Salesman in Delhi, struggler in Calcutta and as a superstar in Mumbai. In the process, the play relives the music and cinema of yesteryears, he added stating that this is how the story of Saigal is replete with events and anecdotes which centre around the legends of equal stature like Ustad fiyyaz Khan, Punkaj Mullick, RC Boral, KC Dey, Naushad and many more.

Dr Dulloo further said that the play star some prominent theatre and cinema artists of India like Tom Alter who is known as Hindustani Angrez and has worked in more than 50 films including Veer Zara, Yashraj Malik, Harish Chabbra and others.

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