Marathi theatre goes digital
Dadar - The ongoing currency crunch has forced the Marathi theatre producers body, the Marathi Natya Nirmata Sangh, to go digital. This decision was taken during a press conference held at Matunga’s Yashwant Natya Mandir on 16 November. This will enable Marathi theatre lovers to book play tickets in one click, that too without the aid of the internet. Interested clientele will get a bar code on one call and that's the only requirement to book a ticket. Demonetisation has affected the theatres' business too but theatre lovers are still going for it. “We are very happy that the government agreed to accept Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 notes for ticket booking which saved us from going into losses,” says Prasad Kambli, president, Marathi Natya Nirmata Sangh. During this press conference, senior producer Lata Narvekar, Uday Dhurat, Santosh Kochrekar, Anant Panshikar, Santosh Kanekar, Shrikant Tatkare, Abhijeet Satam, Mukta Barve, Dinesh Pednekar and other producers were present.