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Memories of original 'Mughal-e-Azam' had to be respected: Musical's director

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Director Feroz Abbas Khan, who is behind the "Mughal-e-Azam" musical to be staged here next month, says that all those involved in the making of the play knew it had to be perfect.

The musical, which will premiere in Delhi on September 8, is based on the K. Asif-directorial "Mughal-e-Azam" which starred thespian Dilip Kumar and ethereal beauty Madhubala.

While the costumes for the musical have been designed by ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra, the dances which will be mostly in classical form, staying true to the 1960 Indian epic historical drama film, have been choreographed by Mayuri Upadhya.

Since the musical's two different creative aspects have two big names on board, did Khan face any trouble in the co-ordination?

"No, not at all. The two are collaborators who knew that we have to respect the memories of the original 'Mughal-e-Azam' and all of us knew that we come with great respect for it. It was clear that we have to create a production that pays tribute to that trademark.

"All of them gave their inputs and collaborated in their own ways," Khan, who is known for directing plays like "Saalgirah", "Tumhari Amrita", "Salesman Ramlal" and "Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Ha", told IANS here.

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