Why fear if in love?

ByProma Chakraborty

Mar 29, 2019

You know the story, you loved the movie. Now watch Mughal-e-Azam on stage, songs and all

Some stories are timeless, and Mughal-e-Azam is undeniably one of the classics when it comes to love sagas.

Replete with glamorous costumes, fantastic cast, mesmerising music and an impressive set, Mughal-e-Azam is a spectacle that simply should not be missed. Entertaining several theatre lovers globally, the musical is back in the Capital owing to popular demand.

The musical beautifully captures the chronicles of Salim and Anarkali’s love story. Set in the backdrop of 16th century, Mughal-e-Azam follows the story of Prince Salim who falls in love with the exquisite commoner Anarkali in the court of Mughal Emperor Akbar. The twist in the plot is introduced when Salim’s father, Akbar, disapproves of his romance and a mighty ego battle ensues.

With 550 costumes designed by Manish Malhotra, combined with the technical expertise of Broadway and original hit songs — ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya’ and ‘Teri Mehfil Mein Kismat Aazma Kar’ — the production promises to be an exhilarating experience.

Mughal-e-Azam is a story with a heart that has created a legacy amongst its patrons. Our performance of this iconic love story is a tribute to its timelessness. It gives us immense pleasure to host the 175th show, a milestone in this masterpiece’s journey, in the capital,” says Feroz Abbas Khan, director of the musical.

Bringing the historic tale to life is the stellar cast which includes Priyanka Barve, Neha Sargam, Nissar Khan, Dhanveer Singh, Shahab Ali, Ashima Mahajan along with others and choreographed by Mayuri Upadhya.

“A classic 16th century love story presented through the lens of a modern-day musical — that’s Mughal-e-Azam for you. We hope audiences love the production as much as they love the iconic love story. We want to give more and more people the opportunity to be a part of this amazing experience. Mughal-e-Azam is an extravagant production that simply cannot be missed,” says Albert Almeida, COO-Live Entertainment, BookMyShow.

Produced by Shapoorji Pallonji, the musical will be staged at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium from April 6 – 14. Tickets are available at BookMyShow.