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Girish Karnad – Interview by Interview by AHMED RIZVI and NANDAN NILEKANI

Others | Jan 1, 1981

After Basu Chatterjee’s ‘Swami’, Girish Karnad is much in demand as a ‘character actor’ in commercial Hindi cinema. But he first made his mark as a playwright (‘Tughlaq’, ‘Hayavadana’) and as one of the pioneers of the new cinema
movement in Karnataka. Karnad maintains =his varied involvement in theatre and cinema— as a writer, an actor and a film-maker.

He has just written his fifth play and is planning to begin work on his next feature film.

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