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Vishal Bhardwaj to adapt and direct William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, titled, Chaudhvin ki Raat

Vishal Bhardwaj to adapt and direct William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, titled, Chaudhvin ki Raat
Written by Abhishek Rana

Vishal Bhardwaj is one of the best directors in Bollywood, and he is known for his mastery in adapting the works of William Shakespeare. He has already made movie on Macbeth, which  became, Maqbool, the Omkara which is based on Othello, and Haider, in which he tackled the tragedy of Hamlet. But now, it seems that Vishal is going to take a lighter approach for his next movie, as he is going to adapt William Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night. The play is about twins, Viola and Sebastian, who are separated in a shipwreck, and go through a lot of romantic entanglements. There are themes about gender, as Viola cross dress’s as a Man to disguise herself, and how people are attracted to each other.

This is surely going to be an ambitious role for any actress, and Vishal has said that he’d like to cast an actress who can play the role of a man convincingly. The movie has been re-titled Chaudhvi Ki Raat, which means, according to the director, because it has a huge significance on Indian culture. The movie is going to be set in modern India, like all of his adaptations.

Vishal has said that he intends to begin a new trilogy of Shakespeare’s comedies, and is going to collaborate with Gulzar for the music of the film. It seems that this is going to be a very ambitious movie for the director, and the actress who gets the leading role.

 

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Abhishek Rana

Since my early childhood, I’ve loved writing, watching movies and having an opinion. Now, I do it professionally. Always looking for new ways to challenge myself.

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