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Ganesh Venkataraman to make stage debut with Cinderella

February 04, 2015 12:34 IST

A scene from CinderellaActor Ganesh Venkataram who has acted in films such as Abhiyum Naanum, Unnaippol Oruvan and Kandahar, will make his stage debut with a dance drama in Cinderella.

Actress and dancer Aishwarya Rajesh will play Cinderella while Ganesh will play the Prince.

The concept, choreography and direction are by Zakir Hussain.

He has amalgamated Bharatnatyam with contemporary dance styles.

Ganesh said, “I aim to be a

complete entertainer and want to explore different platforms. Being part of a musical dance drama was on my list of unfulfilled desires for a long time.

“When my friend Zak told me about his long cherished dream and asked me to play the prince, I immediately agreed.

“Initially, the thought of being on stage for two hours and dancing and emoting scared me, but I took it as a challenge. I have to do sword fighting, martial arts, a lot of contemporary and Indian dance forms. I am truly excited about this opportunity.”

Cinderella will be performed on February 7, 2015 at 6.30 pm at Kamarajar Aarangam in Chennai.