Popular television actor Gautam Rode who shot to fame with Star Plus’ popular serial ‘Saraswatichandra’ is all set to make his theatrical debut with the play ‘Aarohi’.
Gautam will play a kathak dancer in the play that will be premiering in Mumbai later this month.
The actor shares his first look from the play, in which he is seen striking a kathak move.
Gautam Rode to play Kathak Dancer
Gautam captioned the picture – “Thrilled to announce my first venture in theatre, ‘Aarohi’. Being a non dancer and essaying the role of a Kathak dancer makes me excited yet nervous! Here’s the first look … stay tuned while I take you through my journey! [smiling face with halo emoji]
Thrilled to announce my first venture in theatre, ‘Aarohi’. Being a non dancer and essaying the role of a Kathak dancer makes me excited yet nervous! Here’s the first look … stay tuned while I take you through my journey! 😇 #AAROHI pic.twitter.com/1na9SkqgZ4
— Gautam Rode (@gautam_rode) June 7, 2019
Reportedly, the actor will have a two-minute solo Kathak performance in his first play.
Talking about the same, Gautam said, “Theatre is for you if you truly want to act and test yourself. There is no room for error as you are performing in front of a live audience. I am not a dancer. In fact, I have no formal training in dance. I hesitated when the play came to me wondering if this will be my cup of tea or not. The last couple of months I have been training in and learning Kathak. What makes it all the more challenging is that I have a two-minute performance with Dhani Jhankal, who is playing the role of younger Aarohi and she has been training in Kathak since the age of two”
Meanwhile, the actor is learning Kathak from Anita Ordia, who was trained under the legendary Birju Maharaj.