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10 Questions

Mahesh Dattani

On his play, Seven Steps Around the Fire, premiered in Delhi this week, which explores issues faced by men, women and eunuchs, the third gender.

Mahesh Dattani
Mahesh Dattani
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How did you adapt a radio script for stage?
On radio, like cinema, you rapidly cut from scene to scene. In theatre, the physicality of a staging slows you down, so I fleshed out scenes a lot.

What was audience response like?
We were sold out a week in advance, but I was anxious. The third gender is a tricky issue, but people were quite engaged.

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