Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta, Rakesh Bedi, Manisha Koirala, Ritesh Deshmukh, Mahesh Bhatt, David Dhawan at the premier of ‘Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha’
Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha, a two-act Hindi play performed by Anupam Kher, Neena Gupta and Rakesh Bedi. The play is written and directed by Rakesh Bedi and produced by Actor Prepares Productions and was held on 8th March, 2015, 7 pm at the Tata theatre,NCPA, Mumbai. The play received a phenomenal response by the audience, especially with Neena Gupta’s come back on stage after over a decade.The audience comprised beautiful faces such as Manisha Koirala Ritesh Deshmukh, Mahesh Bhatt David Dhawan Masaba Gupta Simi Garewal, Esha Gupta and many others from the film and theatre industry. Expressing her excitement about the show Neena Gupta says “I remember asking Ben Kingsley what he was going to do after Gandhi. He said, “I’ll go back to theatre because after doing such great work, one cannot do anything less.” I believe something similar happened to me. After finishing an intense and incredible film with an amazing role, I just had to come back to theatre. I am very fortunate to have been offered this play and with such a talented team, no less. It is also very rare to find a new and original Hindi play script, especially such a well-written one. We have worked very hard and have enjoyed creating this play together with Anupam Kher, every moment of it. I hope you enjoy the play just as much as we have.
“It is not a love story, but a story about relationships, misunderstandings and our awkwardness in dealing with the truth. It’s amazing how someone who meant the world to you sometimes turns into merely an acquaintance over time. We often skirt delicate issues by saying ‘Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha,’” says Anupam Kher.
“I wanted two mature and accomplished actors to play these roles. I could not find anybody better than Anupam Kher and Neena Gupta who could justify the challenges,” says Rakesh Bedi.
About Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha
Sometimes in life, the results of our endeavours may not match with its objectives. At such times, we can only shrug and say, “Mera Woh Matlab Nahi Tha…”
Actor Prepares Productions latest play revolved around two such people who didn’t mean to hurt each other, but eventually did.
Set in Lodhi Garden, New Delhi, Mera Woh Matlab Nahin Tha… is about two lovers who drifted apart for no apparent reason. They meet 35 years later and try to discover the truth behind their separation. It is not a love story, but a story about relationships, misunderstandings and our awkwardness in dealing with the truth. It’s amazing how someone who meant the world to you sometimes turns into merely an acquaintance over time.