Love and All That Jazz at The Chivas Studio was the most fun I’ve had in a long time. The show, directed by Rohan Sippy and performed by Rahul Dev, Shahana Goswami, Ali Fazal, Hazel Keech etc made me feel like I was on Broadway! It’s weird that even after all our song-and-dance numbers in films, we’ve never really had a proper on-stage musical. Love and All That Jazz filled that void and how! :) Not to mention, it was a totally star-studded event with the likes of Lara Dutta, Imtiaz Ali, Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan (who remembered me and actually thanked me for my tweet… no, thank you, AB!) and so many more making an appearance.
It was actually great to see so many Bollywood stars come out in support of Rohan Sippy and this venture. I spotted many people congratulating him (and his dad, who looked so proud) after the show; don’t you just love when people get along in Bollywood? ;)
Also spotted was Sid Mallya, who, poor chap, was limping due to straining a muscle during a rugby game. He also seemed a bit bewildered by the questions journos were throwing his way; one guy kept quizzing him on his New Years plans (rephrasing his question in every way possible), even though Sid had already said he had made no plans as of yet. I have to admit it was funny, though I’m not so sure Sid thought so! ;)
Also I got to have a quick chat with Imtiaz Ali, who told me (on camera) about his thoughts of the show – look out for that. He definitely enjoyed it, that’s for sure. :) Pssst, we also spoke to Rahul Dev, Hazel Keech and Terrence Lewis (who choreographed the show) about their experiences working on Love and All That Jazz; keep an eye out for it.
All in all, a great show and a fun night – big props to The Chivas Studio for putting on this show!