Hyderabad-based theatre actor-director Jay Jha in Hindi monologue ‘Shakkar Ke Paanch Daane’

Jay Jha in a nonetheless ‘Shakkar Ke Paanch Daane’
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It’s again to the stage for theatre director Jay Jha as he acts in Shakkar Ke Paanch Daane, a Hindi monologue written by Manav Kaul. Jay, co-founder of KissaGo, has not been appearing for the previous two years, being busy with route, affairs of Rangbhoomi, an indoor cultural house for theatre that he co-founded, and an evening shift job. Just lately, when he went on stage throughout a curtain name, the house felt new. “My first love is acting. That is why I entered the theatre space. I was happy the passion to act is still strong,” says Jay, who completes a decade in theatre.

Widespread man’s story

Manav Kaul’s monologue Shakkar Ke Paanch Daane is centred on the frequent man. A simpleton from a small city reminisces concerning the complicated internet of his relationships and social hindrances that he confronted within the journey of life . “He talks about the connect he shares with a few friends, given a chance to prove himself, he shows his remarkable personality,” says Jai, concerning the story.

Hailing from Madhubani in Bihar, Jai felt a reference to the person from a middle-class household. The story, Jai observes, has a common attraction. “Nobody is perfect but we all have a chance to prove and better ourselves in every sphere of life. The story moves forward with this thought, which is much needed now.”

The monologue is an interactive one, and he jokes, “Since the focus is on one actor, the stage is all yours. No one can point out the mistakes you make.”

This January has additionally been particular in different methods. “I gifted myself my life,” says Jai, who give up his job on January 1. “I had joined due to a financial crisis during the pandemic but I was struggling due to the night shift. I needed more time for myself.”

His dream of opening an indoor cultural house for theatre in Hyderabad was realised when Rangbhoomi was launched in December 2020. Though it confronted challenges because of the pandemic, it’s now thriving with theatre, dwell performances, workshops and different occasions. “I am grateful we have been able to increase footfall for Rangbhoomi. It feels good to see the hall packed for the shows.”

For now, Jai guarantees extra motion on stage as an actor.

KissaGo Theatre Group phases Shakkar Ke Paanch Daane on January 22 at Lamakaan; Tickets of ₹250 on www.bookmyshow.com

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