Aahana Kumra is a part of Zee Theatre’s new offering Sir Sir Sarla. For Aahana, shooting the teleplay was an immensely rewarding experience. She says, “The wonderful thing is that during the shoot, I did not lose my flow. Thankfully, the director just let us be and didn’t ask for multiple retakes. The whole experience turned out to be absolutely enjoyable.”
Aahana attended the first screening of the play at writer, director and actor Makarand Deshpande’s house. She adds, “Spending time at Mac sir’s place was a really nice way to relive the shoot, especially because we have not been able to perform Sir Sir Sarla on stage for a live audience due to the pandemic.”
Sir Sir Sarla explores the story of Prof Palekar and his student Sarla ndash; the pretty, innocent young girl who seems smitten by her mentor ndash; and Phanidhar, who shares a love-hate relationship with the professor. The play dwells upon the bond between the students and their professor. “Secrets are revealed, accusations are hurled, and the three lives remain interwoven for many years to come. The narrative is unique,” says Aahana.