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Zohra Redux

Zohra Redux
The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) Film Circle will be screening the film Zohra Unmasked directed by Jai Chandiram, this friday (8 August). IGNCA screens two films a month, one on the second and the other on the fourth Friday.

The film walks through the life of Seghal, the acclaimed Indian actress whose career in Bollywood spanned over 60 years. Belonging to an aristocratic family of Nawabs, it was unusual for Sehgal to show her urge to become a dancer. She went to Germany, and got a three year diploma in dancing.

It was a training in expressing the consciousness of one's body, using appropriate postures and adding emotions to the performances. In the documentary, she shares her training experiences in expressing the consciousness of one’s body.

On her return, she joined the dancing school of Uday Shanker. In Mumbai, she joined the theatre group of Prithvi Raj Kapoor and worked with him for fifteen years, and even acted in films with him.

Her husband's death made her shift to London. But, she wanted to return to her roots and came back to Mumbai. The personality of this great danseuse, actress and the theatre personality is unveiled by Kapila Vatsyayan.

When: 8 August (Friday)
Where: Media Centre Auditorium, IGNCA, 3 Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road
Timing: 6 pm
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