New Delhi: Marking cinema icon Prithviraj Kapoor’s 116th birth anniversary, his family and grandson Kunal R Kapoor kickstarted Prithvi Festival on Thursday. Actress Soni Razdan, who attended the opening night of the event and caught up with “many theatre personalities” she had not “met for years,” shared a note about her “fulfilling evening” on Instagram. Soni Razdan also revealed where it all started for her as an actor. She credits the beginning of her journey as an artist to iconic theatre director-actor-filmmaker Satyadev Dubey’s 1965 play Band Darwaze. It was an Urdu adaptation of French playwright-novelist Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit. Satyadev Dubey directed it with Sulbha Deshpande, Alaknanda Samarth and Amrish Puri.
Soni Razdan shared an image of a framed photo of Prithviraj Kapoor with a garland on it and wrote, “Where it all began …. As an actor for me with Satyadev Dubey’s Band Darwaze.” She added, “And now, as a family connection.” Her daughter, actress Alia Bhatt – married Prithviraj Kapoor’s great-grandson Ranbir Kapoor this year.
Soni Razdan also thanked Kunal R Kapoor for a “super evening”: “Thank you, Kunal, for a super evening… wonderful food – catching up with so many theatre personalities one hasn’t met for years – and of course the lovely performance by Pooja Gaitonde… Such a fulfilling evening!”
The actress’ Call My Agent co-star Aahana Kumra reacted to her post and commented, “I missed you.”
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Soni Razdan, on her Instagram Stories, shared glimpses of the opening night of Prithvi Festival, which will conclude on November 14.
She also paid a tribute to Prithviraj Kapoor. Her caption read, “Where it all began, for me as an actor…and now, as a family. Happy birthday, Prithviraj Kapoor. You had no idea of the legacy you were about to create!”
Soni Razdan met Ila Arjun, KK Raina and Ishitta Arun at Prithvi Festival. She shared a photo with them on her Instagram Stories and wrote about their performance from years ago. “Catching up! We did a musical many years ago at Prithvi theatre…Jethwa Ujli. I still remember the songs!” read the caption.
The opening day of the Prithvi Festival was also attended by Dia Mirza and Lara Dutta. Here’s what Dia shared from her wonderful evening.
Prithviraj Kapoor, who was born on November 3 in 1906, changed the course of Indian cinema with his innovative works.
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