Prithvi Theatre

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Prithvi Theatre is one of Mumbai's best known theatres. It belongs to the Kapoor family, one of the most influential actor/director families in Bollywood. The theatre is named after Prithviraj Kapoor who first founded 'Prithvi Theatres', a travelling theatre company in 1944. The company ran for sixteen years. In 1978 Prithvi Theatre opened in Juhu, Mumbai by Prthiviraj's son and daughter-in-law, actors Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kapoor. The Prithvi theatre company was established in 1993. It is now run by Prithviraj's grandchildren, Kunal Kapoor & Sanjna Kapoor. The Hindu, December 18, 2005.

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Prithvi Theatres was founded in 1944, Britannica.com by Prithviraj Kapoor, as a travelling troupe with 150 members, which staged productions across India. Its maiden performance was Kalidasa's classic "Shakuntala". In subsequent years the theatre staged some 2,662 plays such as "Deewar" (Wall), "Pathan" (a community comprising Hindus and Muslims of North India), "Ghaddar" (Traitor), "Aahuthi" (Offering), "Kalaakar" (Artist), "Paisa" (Money) and "Kisaan" (Farmer). Prithviraj...
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