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News |  24 Jan 2020 13:21 |  By RnMTeam

Celebrated film-maker and Director Feroz Abbas Khan's romantic musical Raunaq and Jassi makes grand debut in Delhi

MUMBAI: Produced by BookMyShow, the romantic musical with live singing is all set to take the stage by storm in the national capital after its stellar Mumbai run

After enthralling audiences with a special preview in Mumbai, renowned theatre director, screenwriter and film maker Feroz Abbas Khan is all set for the grand launch of his latest romantic musical, Raunaq & Jassi in the national capital of Delhi.

Produced by BookMyShow, India’s leading entertainment destination, the Hindi musical which is inspired by William Shakespeare’s romantic classic ‘Romeo & Juliet’ celebrates love that transcends all barriers and boundaries.

With original writing, foot-tapping Punjabi folk music and exquisite costumes, Raunaq & Jassi delivers an enthralling experience set in the land of love, Punjab. With Raunaq & Jassi, Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ finds an Indian heart.

Commenting on the launch in Delhi, director Feroz Abbas Khan said, “Raunaq & Jassi is not just a celebration of love, but a musical that is relevant to the times we live in. Raunaq and Jassi puts its faith in love and I am sure it will resonate with audiences both young and old, through Delhi and North India which forms the heart of the musical. The setting of the play being Punjab – the land of eternal love stories, audiences will instantly connect with its soulful music, songs, dances and the words that will linger on, long after the play is over."

Albert Almeida, COO – Live Entertainment, BookMyShow said, “A musical that celebrates love despite all barriers, Raunaq and Jassi is a saga of choosing love over borders and divides and is a piece of art that is especially relevant in our present times. The musical is an extension of BookMyShow’s efforts, over the years, to curate, create and support great and compelling theatrical renditions as we look to build and grow this genre for millions of Indian theatre lovers. Collaborating with Feroz Abbas Khan once again, for this new, magnificent & emotional romantic musical has been nothing short of a joyride and we are confident that audiences in Delhi will be mesmerised by the vibrancy, music, dance and drama of this story. Raunaq & Jassi is Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, with an Indian heart.”

The musical will be launched with limited shows for audiences at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi starting February 28, 2020.

The musical features live singing and is helmed by the most sought-after creative minds that have come together to bring alive this story. Led by Feroz Abbas Khan and written by Iqbal Raj, Raunaq and Jassi features gorgeous costumes designed by Manish Malhotra, stunning choreography by Mayuri Upadhya, a hauntingly beautiful music score by Piyush Kanojia, mesmerizing lighting design by the acclaimed David Lander from Broadway and spectacular projection design by John Narun. The musical features 13 celebrated North Indian folk songs including two original compositions.

William Shakespeare's classic tale of love, Romeo & Juliet finds an Indian heart in Raunaq and Jassi, with a brilliant set, designed by Fali Unwalla. The cast is headed by Neha Sargam, Omkar Patil, Mahendra Singh, Sonal Jha amongst others.