Right after Kareena Kappor Khan and Sonam Kapoor's "Veere Di Wedding" made headlines for having an all-female cast, popular television actress Tanaaz Irani has come up with a new play starring five actresses.
"Selfie", a production by Felicity Theatre that will premiere here on June 16, will have film and television stars Kishwar Merchant, Shweta Gulati, Priya Mallik, Dimple Shah and Irani herself in lead roles.
The narrative revolves around one fateful evening in a ladies waiting room at a remote railway station where five women find their lives intersecting with cathartic consequences.
Irani likened her experience as the director of the play to a "dream coming true".
"Selfie is all about how you see yourself and how you project yourself to others. It's you without any filters without colour correction, just plain and simple you!" Irani said.
The play mirrors one's need to be perfect like the all-important "selfie".
Blemishes must be hidden, flaws must be air-brushed and the real hard truth has no place in one's quest to be picture perfect. But as the play unfolds, it explores how truth always gets in the way.
The play, that promises to be a blend of wit and satire, gut-wrenching drama and some full-throated laughter, will be staged at the Kamani auditorium here.