Rising actor Imran Khan, who just won the coveted Best New Actor trophy at the Filmfare Awards, is finally fulfilling his desire to work in theatre. Film actors doing theatre is of course not
new concept, but the play that he will be featured in is quite controversial and will prove to be groundbreaking. You see, Imran will be seen in Eve Ensler's 'Vagina Monologues.' If you haven't already heard of the famous play, I'm pretty sure that title alone caught your attention! Now the play written by Eve Ensler is hitting Mumbai and will be directed by Mahabanoo Mody-
The 'Vagina Monologues' is a series of monologues read by female actors and the reoccurring theme is using the vagina as a means of female empowerment. Now for the first time in history since the play was first written in 1996, a male actor will be rendering a monologue. Imran Khan will read the piece, 'My Short Skirt' which was also read by Mallika Sherawat a few years back. But don't worry, Imran won't be rocking a mini, since it's pretty ridiculous to have a man read a piece on about female sexual organ, Imran will read the piece while a female actor will act it out on stage.
So how did Imran Khan get involved in the project? Well turns out
his friend Sonali Sachdev who is in the play herself inspired him to be a part of it. Imran hopes with his role in the play that more men will be drawn to the female oriented play. However, the best part of it all has to be the fact that the proceeds will go towards creating awareness towards violence against women and helping those who have been victims of violence. In fact, a young lady named Haseena, a victim of an acid attack in 1999, is expected to attend the play.
While it may sound a little quirky and offbeat, I find it honorable that Imran Khan is a part of the play, but I'd like to know what you think! What are your thoughts on Imran being the first m
an to ever be a part of the 'Vagina Monologues'? Leave your comments below.