Actor Paresh Rawal appointed head of National School of Drama


New Delhi, September 10

Veteran actor and former BJP MP Paresh Rawal was Thursday appointed chairperson of the National School of Drama (NSD), India’s premier theatre institute that has educated actors resembling Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri and Irrfan Khan.

The publish had been vacant since 2017.

“Renowned artiste Paresh Rawal has been appointed as Chairman of National School of Drama by Rashtrapati Bhavan. I am glad that students and artistes will be able to take advantage of his talent. I congratulate him,” Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel stated on Twitter.

Rawal, 65, who comes with years of expertise in each cinema and theatre, advised PTI he’s wanting ahead to the project.

“It will be challenging but fun. I will do my best because this is a field I know very well. I have practical experience of 48 years of doing theatre world over. I have some ideas.  I will see that NSD ‘ka zyada se zyada naam roshan ho’ (NSD gets more name and fame),” the actor stated.

The National Film award-winning actor, who began his journey in Gujarati theatre in 1972 and has been part of performs resembling “Vairee”, “Jooth Bole Kauva Kaate” and“Kishan v/s Kanhaiya”, stated his imaginative and prescient is to achieve out to extra individuals by way of high quality theatre.

“We must create new theatre spaces… They should be everywhere. It is important to take quality theatre forward and I want to work in that direction. I come from a theatre background so I understand the practical difficulties, which is an advantage,” he added.

Rawal, who had represented Ahmedabad East constituency within the Lok Sabha, has been appointed as NSD chief for 4 years, stated Nitin Tripathi, advisor, media, Ministry of Culture.

The Delhi-based NSD stated it’s wanting ahead to his steering.

“We are glad to inform Hon’ble President of India @rashtrapatibhvn has appointed renowed actor & Padma Shri @sirpareshrawal as chairman of @nds_india,” the tweet from the institute’s official Twitter deal with learn.

It added that it “welcomes the legend” who would information the institute in direction of new heights.

Theatre veteran Ratan Thiyam was chairperson of NSD from 2013 to 2017. Arjun Deo Charan had been working as performing chairperson since then.

 Rawal’s up to date Anupam Kher served as NSD chairperson from 2001 to 2004. His time period was adopted by theatre veteran Amal Allana who headed the institute from 2005 to 2013.

Rawal is a veteran star of Hindi cinema and is understood for movies resembling “Voh Chhokri”,  Vallabhbhai Patel’s biopic “Sardar”, “Andaz Apna Apna”, “Hera Pheri” and “OMG- Oh My God!”. PTI



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