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Vicky Kaushal takes on ‘36 Ghante’ challenge

Actor will be informed about the director and play 12 hours prior to the performance

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Mumbai: Actor Vicky Kaushal during the GQ Best Dressed 2017 in Mumbai, on June 3, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

Actor Vicky Kaushal has come on board for an upcoming play titled 36 Ghante, a show in which he will be informed about the director and play 12 hours prior to the performance.

36 Ghante will see 10 writers create a play, which will then be picked at random by 10 directors, who each get 12 hours to put together a production.

It will be staged in Mumbai at the end of October.

“I felt conceptually, this play is very exciting because it will happen only this one time only, this one night, and it is not going to be repeated ever,” Kaushal said.

“The concept is that before the show, the actors are going to come to know of the co-actors, script, director only 12 hours before the show. So, whatever they have to do, is in those 12 hours that they have to prepare the play,” he said. “That, for me, was very exciting to take part in.”

The initiative is by Rage Productions, and is also a fund raiser for theatre where all the collections received from the tickets will be given to the people working backstage.

“We don’t know who they are, but they are also pillars in theatre apart from the actors, directors and writers. The people who get the set ready, make-up artists, costume people... The collection is going to be distributed to these people,” he added.

On the film front, Kaushal has multiple projects to look forward to.

He has already shot for three major films, which will release in the first half of 2018.

Kaushal will be seen opposite Alia Bhatt in Raazi, he has a pivotal role in the much-awaited Dutt biopic and he will be showing his romantic side in Love Per Square Foot.

He will also soon commence the shoot of his lead role in a film based on the real life story of the Indian Army’s surgical strike in Uri.