Anshuman Jha Completes a Decade on Stage With Dirty Talk

Dhruvi Shah , 30 Aug 2011

Anshuman Jha performing on stage
Anshuman Jha performing on stage

In Anshuman’s words, “Dirty Talk honestly talks about censorship and its affect on people and society at large. That’s what theatre should do – tell the truth. And it’s entertaining which is definitely what theatre should do.”

With Dirty Talk that comes to Prithvi Theatre on August 30th and 31st (Tuesday & Wednesday – book your tickets!), Anshuman Jha completes a decade of acting in theatre and sets foot on his 11th year on stage. Dirty Talk also represented India at the Contact World Theatre Festival in 2010 at Manchester.

Anshuman Jha on stage
Contact World Theatre Festival 2010, Manchester

You’re familiar with Anshuman Jha from his interview with MissMalini. While his acting stint in Dibakar Banerjee‘s LSD has brought him much popularity, Anshuman Jha’s acting career began on stage. He was only a 15 yr old when he debuted in Ramnath Tharwal‘s Jhagrapoor. After, he featured in innumerable theatre productions like Barry John’s Its All about Money HoneyQ Padamsee’s Kindertransport, Joy Fernander’s Chotu, Mr Kolpert and Girish Karnad’s Bali.

Anshuman Jha on stage
Anshuman Jha on stage

While speaking about his career, Anshuman is quite modest, “I have been blessed with some brilliant teachers and directors. I work on instinct and keep things simple. But sometimes as an actor, simplicity becomes a little boring. In that case, if you can convince people what you’re doing is real and it’s also bigger than life, that’s exciting. And that’s what I have been trying. I work for the audiences because most of them are like me – ordinary people.”

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