Nawazuddin Siddiqui who was the special guest along with Kabir Khan, Anand L Rai and Radhika Apte on the day 4 of the ongoing Khidkiyaan Theatre Festival organized by Mukesh Chhabra Casting Co. in Mumbai, spoke about his earlier days of theatre in Delhi and eventful journey as an actor.

While sharing an interesting anecdote about how Mukesh and he started their journey together with theatre and landed in Mumbai Nawazuddin said, “Mukesh and I did theatre together for many years in Delhi and after a point we started wondering what to do next. We had no money to even survive. At that moment, I thought, if we have to die hungry in Delhi, then it’s better that we should do it in Mumbai. Who knows our destiny might change! And that’s how we have landed here.”

The Bajrangi Bhaijaan actor completely won over the fans as soon as he came on stage. The excited young fans started mouthing his film dialogues and also requested him to say dialogues from his recent films.

The evening which saw a huge turn out of theatre lovers, started with a delightful music performance by Pratul Joshi followed by a lovely performance by Mukesh Chhabra’s father T.C. Chhabra who is an amateur singer. The senior Chhabra sang old Hindi melodies and charmed the young audience.

Manav Kaul recited one of his poems. Renowned theatre personality, Kumud Mishra spoke about his love for theatre and narrated his life journey in a very humorous way.

Himanshu Kohli & Prashant Kumar’s play Blackbird starring Swanand Kirkire and Salony Luthra was a huge hit among the audiences, who turned up in large numbers to watch the play.

Also present at the event were Neetu Chandra, Deepak Dobriyal, Ashwini Iyer, Rajshri Deshpande, Varun Sharma and Shweta Tripathi.

The first edition of the non-ticketed fest is being held at Sathaye College. Mumbai from January 13-17, 2016