Stage set for mega play ‘Shivputra Sambhaji’ in Nagpur

Shivputra Sambhaji , Nagpur megaplay

Nagpur : Madhyam Lokseva Pratishthan, a social organisation and Mohan Mate Mitra Pariwar are all set to stage ‘Shivputra Sambhaji’, a mega play on the life of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj from December 22 to 28 at Reshimbag ground.

The show will be held from 5.30 pm to 9.30 pm daily and entry to it will be free to all. Dr Amol Kolhe, a popular artist playing Sambhaji in TV serial ‘Swarajyarakshak Sambhaji’ will perform the lead role of Sambhaji Maharaj in ‘Shivputra Sambhaji’.

Well-known actor Ravi Patwardhan will play the role of Aurangzeb. Addressing a press conference, at Patrakar Club of Nagpur on Thursday, Dr Amol Kolhe stated, “Shivputra Sambhaji, a mega play has successfully completed 136 shows in Maharashtra. Most of these shows were held in Western Maharashtra, Marathwada and North Maharashtra. For the first time, the play is being organised in Vidarbha region. As an artist and an ardent disciple of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, I feel to tell the story of bravery, courage and valour of Shivaji Maharaj and his son Sambhaji Maharaj to entire country. Vidarbha being a part of Maharashtra is not knowing much about Sambhaji Maharaj and this mega play will take him to each and every house of Vidarbha.” Maharaja Shambhu Chhatrapati Production, Pune is the producer of ‘Shivputra Sambhaji’.

It is written, produced and directed by Shiv Shambhu Shahir Mahendra Vasantrao Mahadik. Dr Kolhe mentioned, “Preparations of developing a grand 130 ft stage at Reshimbag are in progress. The mega play will have a revolving replica of 80X55 ft high fort near the stage. People will witness real elephants, horses, camels, bullock-carts in this play. For the first time Sambhaji will enter riding a horse through the audience. The sword fight among Marathas and Mughals, sound of canon explosion and war amidst shower of flaming arrows, palanquin, coronation ceremony all will be witnessed by people of Nagpur and around. People will be thrilled when a 18-ft high ship will come on stage as a part of Janjira fort mission. Everybody knows the war was fought in sea.”

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