The play 1-888 Dial India is produced by ACE Productions and premiere on July 5 at St Andrew’s auditorium, St Andrew’s College, St Dominic Road, Bandra (West), Mumbai at 7.30pm. The play is about an emerging entrepreneur who is willing to do anything to make his business work. Outsourcing, call centres, BPOs — these are the words that one relates to with modern India. In fact, this is what inspired playwright and director Anuvab Pal to pen his new play and explore more about the lives of young Indians against this backdrop.The protagonist, Arun Gupta, played by Kunaal Roy Kapur, chances upon the recession and the depressed Americans and sets up a helpline for them. He thinks that if everything is outsourced to India, why not help them through this very platform.
According to playwright and director Anuvab Pal, The young middle class is changing. They are becoming independent at an early age and want to stay alone and live life on their own terms. He says that the protagonist of the play, Arun Gupta, is crass, racist, sexist and “morally bad” — a character that is interesting and has shades that one comes across in life.Kunaal Roy Kapur, who plays the protagonists’ role says, I have tried my hand at all types of roles such as that of a jilted brother or a slob, but this particular role excited me and gave me a chance to try something new.
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