HYDERABAD: The awards nomination committee appointed by the Foundation of Canada was unanimous in their decision to award theatre artist whose contribution and theatre revival is an inspiration to all young Indians in Canada and the US. Hyderabadi actor-director-playwright will be receiving the award at a gala event at Toronto’s Versailles Convention Centre in Canada on September 12.
Apart from being presented with Achievers Award, Baig’s famous plays Quli:Dilon ka Shahzaada and Savaan-e-Hayat in cities across USA will be the played for the audience. Apart from this, Ali Baig, along with his wife Noor Baig are also being lauded in the US and Canada with their second play Savaan-e-Hayat.
Dilon Ka Shahzaada was already feted in Europe and six international festivals last year. Based on its success, the duo wrote Savaan-e-Hayat, an unprecedented thing in Indian theatre that a sequel came out based on the overwhelming success of the first play. The second play is more interesting in its structure. A biography of a historical figure from Deccan’s history, Hayat Bakshi Begum (who has a unique place in world history of being a princess, a queen and a queen-mother).
The protagonist’s role is essayed by three actresses of three different age groups while the three roles of three men in her life is played by a single actor. Baig plays triple roles in completely different get ups, body language and time frames.