New Delhi, Aug 31: A new platform called Udaan is set to be launched which would stage street plays to counter those who have accused the BJP of intolerance. Udaan will be an initiative to counter the Left and its thinking through street plays. The likes of Anupam Kher and Manoj Joshi will be part of this intiative.
Street plays or nukkad nataks will be staged in universities. The dramas will focus on spreading the spirit of nationalism. Further dramas would also be enacted counter the Left thinking.
The BJP government at the centre has been criticised in the form of award wapsi and plays would be staged to counter this as well.
There would be an element of sarcasm in the plays which will be staged. Several persons have accused the government of intolerance among other issues. Several stages would be staged to counter that narrative and criticise those who have been criticising the government.
While this initiative would begin at the Delhi University, plans are afloat to stage such plays in other parts of the country. Most of the dramas would be staged at the universities.
The initiative apart from sending a message will also scout for talent. Those selected would get a chance to act in films as well and those part of the initiative are in touch with several directors of the Hindi film industry.