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FROM Bollywood to bureaucracy, some of the most intriguing facets of India will be placed under the scanner through a series of monologues in Showhouse's 'One on One Part 2' show. "The common underlying theme," says the show's director and writer Rahul DaCunha, "is the various situations facing the common man in India. Be it as an NRI returning to the country of his birth, or dealing with bureaucratic hurdles or Bollywood's influence to marriage expectations to real estate scams." He further points out his own favourites from the show: "I have a few that I like very much. A first-time Bollywood producer deals with the lows of the industry with hilarious consequences as both spot boys and Salman Khan give him a hard time in 'Khoon Pasina Action'. In another piece, 'Dulhaniya', a young bride has 101 doubts just before her shaadi. In another one 'Game, Set(ting) & Match', a Gujarati NRI returns to Mumbai." These monologues will be delivered by actors Rajit Kapur, Anu Menon, Neil Bhoopalam, Hussain Dalal, Sumeet Vyas, Shikha Talsania, Zafar Karachiwala and Gopal Datt. Of all the performers, only Kapur was part of the original show, 'One on One'. "The difference (between the original and its sequel)," says Kapur, "is that there are nine brand new stories being enacted. Each one has an interesting theme." While they are still settling on to the second part of their successful monologue series, there are already plans of a third instalment. DaCunha says, "The first 'One on One' opened in 2010 and still runs to packed houses. We are already planning for 'One on One 3' in November 2016." 'One on One Part 2' will be staged at Siri Fort Auditorium on August 23

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Date:Aug 21, 2015
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