Senior actor Raghubir Yadav calls the theatre his “jaan”. “It’s in my blood. Par jab se principal Mumbai aaya, theatre chutt sa gaya tha,” says the Mungerilal Ke Haseen Sapne actor. He admits that every time he will get an opportunity, he’s solely too blissful to return to the theatre. “I’ve grown up with theatre and no matter I’ve learnt and no matter I’ve carried out in my profession — be it movies or TV is due to the coaching from theatre. Kaam karne ka saleeka theatre se aaya,” he provides.
Some time in the past, he shot for a teleplay, Bagiya Bancharam Ki, which was a novel expertise for him. He shares. “It’s a comedy about energy and delight, set in a village with the zamindari system as a backdrop. The satirical play reveals that true happiness lies not in possession however elsewhere. Theatre has seen a number of glory and immense recognition however because the tv period, and naturally movies, actors weren’t as occupied with theatre and it acquired sidelined. Doing theatre, for a lot of, turned a stepping stone to movies and TV. Now, individuals are starting to know and admire theatre once more. It has a lot to supply relating to literature. The one factor that has remained constant for me is my timeless ardour for artwork.”
Caught at house like everybody else through the lockdown because of the pandemic, Yadav has been connecting along with his associates from theatre, a lot of whom he hadn’t been in contact with for some time. “Takleef toh hai that theatres are shut however individuals are making an attempt to remain related through video calls. Actually, earlier, theatre artistes couldn’t meet that usually however now, we now have interacted extra just about on this pandemic. I felt actually good to attach with like-minded of us and speak to them. The second theatres open, we’re all raring to go,” says the actor.
The 63-year-old picked up music and studying too throughout this free time. “Lockdown mein tapasya ho gayi. I did a number of introspection and did issues which I couldn’t give time as a result of work commitments earlier. I actually get pleasure from performing and music and I’m glad that I might get time to learn loads and take a look at a few of the outdated books I had, and in addition give attention to my music. I loved the lockdown and utilised it properly. We by no means get such alternatives, so as an alternative of getting careworn about what to do, mauke ka fyada uthana chahiye,” he says with a smile.