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Epic Mughal historical drama to be staged in Delhi from September 8

New Delhi [India]: After giving four back-to-back hits in Mumbai, the makers of ‘Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical’ are gearing up to present their play in Delhi for the first time from September 8.

The makers of the play gave a sneak peak today.

Feroz Abbas Khan, Deepesh Salgia directed the musical play, Manish Malhotra designed the costumes and choreographer Mayuri Upadhya and Farrahnaz Irani (NCPA) trained the artists.

Theatrical director Feroz Abbas Khan told ANI, “I wanted to do something that was totally against my grain. I wanted to share this great piece of cinema with the people in Delhi. Especially for audiences in Delhi, we are bringing in the Mughal culture at even bigger scale than Mumbai.”

When asked about the time it had taken for the show to be staged in Delhi, Mr Khushroo Suntook, Chairman National Center of Performing Arts (NCPA), “Mughal-E-Azam has large sets, a 175-member crew and requires larger number of projections with a high tech infrastructure.”

“Delhi does not have a theatre that can stage a play of this scale (though two of them are under construction). The producers Shapoorji Pallonji & NCPA (that’s us), have therefore made huge investments in setting up infrastructure at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium,” Suntook added.

Despite the huge challenges in setting up suitable infrastructure, the team ensured that ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ should be performed in the city of its origin.

“Mughal-e-Azam’s journey would be incomplete without Delhi being a part of it. It would have been unfair if the world had experienced Mughal-e-Azam without the heart of Mughal Sultanate experiencing it,” added Deepesh Salgia.

Manish Malhotra who has designed more than 500 hundred costumes for the play said, “The costumes reflect the traditions and tehzeeb of the Delhi Sultanate. The fabrics, textures and the embroidery showcase the grandeur of the Mughal era and I have tried to stay true to the times.”

The cast will comprise of the same team that has received a standing ovation across shows in Mumbai with live singing by actors of the evergreen songs from the film ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ and stunning choreography by trained Kathak dancers.

The makers of ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ have collaborated with ticketing portal Bookmyshow.Com.

The event would be showcased from September 9 to 17 at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in New Delhi . (ANI)